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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Datum:dinsdag 10 februari 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Gulf Transportation Co.
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:24 km (15 mijl) van Ciudad del Carmen Airport (CME) (   Mexico)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Brownsville Airport, TX (BRO/KBRO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ciudad del Carmen Airport (CME/MMCE), Mexico
The Douglas DC-3 cargo plane departed Brownsville, Texas for Ciudad Del Carmen in Mexico to fly fresh seafood back to the U.S.
A fire in the right hand engine forced the crew to ditch the plane off shore from Ciudad del Carmen. Both pilots were able to deploy a rubber raft. US co-pilot Neil Womack reportedly died after he fell from the raft after a few days. Mexican pilot Esteban de León was rescued by ship "Roatan" after nine days.

» The Pittsburgh Press - Feb 21, 1948
» St. Petersburg Times - Feb 21, 1948


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Brownsville Airport, TX en Ciudad del Carmen Airport bedraagt 986 km (616 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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