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Date:Tuesday 24 December 1957
Type:Lascurain No.4 Aura
Operator:Ángel Lascuráin y Osio
Registration: XB-ZEU
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:16
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Mexico City International Airport (MEX) (   Mexico)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
The Lascurain No.4 Aura prototype was being operated on a test flight by pilot Carlos Castillo Segura (35). He was accompanied by the designer and builder of the aircraft, Ángel Lascuráin y Osio (76).
After takeoff both engines failed. The air pilot attempted to return to the airfield but the landing gear hit a ditch and the aircraft impacted terrain inverted.



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