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Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:Sunday 31 August 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Tampico - TAT
Registration: XA-GER
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tampico (   Mexico)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DC-3 passenger plane crashed on takeoff from an airfield near Tampico, Mexico. The airplane hit a truck and houses and caught fire. The occupants escaped unhurt but three persons on the ground were killed.
The airfield was not suitable for DC-3 operations.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 2 September 1952, p5
» El Siglo de Torreon 1 September 1952, p3
» L'Unitá 2 September 1952


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