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Date:Saturday 20 October 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-14
Operator:Mexicana de Aviación
Registration: XA-SEN
MSN: 19398/345
First flight: 1966-12-10 (6 years 11 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 117
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 123
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) E of Mazatlán-Gen. Rafael Buelna Airport (MZT' (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), United States of America
Destination airport:Mazatlán-Gen. Rafael Buelna Airport (MZT/MMMZ), Mexico
The Boeing landed in a field short of runway 26. The complete undercarriage was sheared off.

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Distance from Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO to Mazatlán-Gen. Rafael Buelna Airport as the crow flies is 1840 km (1150 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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Boeing 727

  • 1832 built
  • 18th loss
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