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Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:Monday 14 September 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Mexicanos - TAMSA
Registration: XA-GIC
MSN: 13113
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chablekal (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Campeche International Airport (CPE/MMCP), Mexico
Destination airport:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), Mexico
Narrative:
Struck steel tower in foggy conditions. The wing failed and the aircraft crashed in woods.
Other sources claim this aircraft was registered XA-GIO (cn 25458/14013 or 13113).

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (169)


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Distance from Campeche International Airport to Mérida-Rejon Airport as the crow flies is 152 km (95 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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