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Datum:Samstag 1 September 1951
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Fluggesellschaft:Mexicana de Aviación
Kennzeichen: XA-JOR
Werknummer: 43211/167
Baujahr: 1950
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 38
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 42
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Lake Texcoco (   Mexiko)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), USA
Flug nach:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexiko
Unfallbericht:
The DC-6 force landed in a drained lake while on approach to Mexico City. There was about 1 m of water in the lake because of recent heavy rainfall.



Fotos

photo of Douglas-DC-6-XA-JOR
accident date: 01-09-1951
type: Douglas DC-6
registration: XA-JOR
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to Mexico City International Airport as the crow flies is 2484 km (1552 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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