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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Wednesday 26 October 1955
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Mexicana de Aviación
Registration: XA-HUH
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) from Texcoco (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Poza Rica-Tajin Airport (PAZ/MMPA), Mexico
Destination airport:Tampico Airport (TAM/MMTM), Mexico
Forced landing at Ejido de Tequila. The undercarriage and right engine were destroyed.

Forced landing outside airport

» El Siglo de Torreón 27 October 1955, p7


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Distance from Poza Rica-Tajin Airport to Tampico Airport as the crow flies is 192 km (120 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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