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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Datum:dinsdag 8 september 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Mexicana de Aviación
Registratie: XA-FIL
Constructienummer: 11748
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 13
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Poza Rica (   Mexico)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), Mexico
An in-flight explosion occurred in the passenger cabin. A male passenger, who was believed to have been carrying the bomb, fell from the airplane at an altitude of 11000 feet. A fire developed, but was quickly put out by the crewmembers. A forced landing was made at Poza Rica.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Mexico City International Airport en Mérida-Rejon Airport bedraagt 991 km (619 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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