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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 6 Dezember 1978
Zeit:17:25
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Fluggesellschaft:Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
Kennzeichen: TP-0203
Werknummer: 43129/106
Baujahr: 1948
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,8 km (0.5 Meilen) N of Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA/KOMA), USA
Flug nach:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT), USA
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft suffered an engine fire on takeoff and crashed into a flood-control levee at the airport boundary, where it exploded and burned for several hours.
The DC-6 had been under repair for three days and was still leaking oil from one of the engines as it departed.

Informationsquelle:
» Lakeland Ledger - Dec 7, 1978
» El Siglo de Torreón 7 December 1978, p1
» El Siglo de Torreón 8 December 1978, p6+19


Fotos

photo of Douglas-DC-6-TP-0203
accident date: 06-12-1978
type: Douglas DC-6
registration: TP-0203
photo of Douglas-DC-6-TP-0203
accident date: 06-12-1978
type: Douglas DC-6
registration: TP-0203
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE to San Antonio International Airport, TX as the crow flies is 1320 km (825 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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