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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Thursday 1 September 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Transportes Aéreos de Jalisco - TAJ
Registration: XA-GAO
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:El Tuito (   Mexico)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR/MMPR), Mexico
Hit tree on takeoff, crashed and caught fire. The aircraft operated on a flight from El Tuito to Puerto Vallarta, Mascota and Talpa to Guadalajara.

» El Informador 6 September 1949, p1+3
» El Siglo de Torreon 6 September 1949, p1
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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