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Date:Friday 20 April 1979
Time:19:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Howard 250
Operator:South Central Aviation
Registration: N48RM
MSN: 18-2282
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tampico Airport (TAM) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Belize City (unknown airport), Belize
Destination airport:Tampico Airport (TAM/MMTM), Mexico
Narrative:
A Howard 250 airplane, a converted Lockheed 18 Lodestar, was destroyed when it crashed shortly before landing at Tampico Airport (TAM), Mexico. This was a planned stop en route from Belize City to
McAllen-Miller International Airport, TX (MFE).
The airplane was carrying a load of cigarettes.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreon 21 April 1979, p13


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