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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 14 January 1947
Time:ca 09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
Registration: 60-03
C/n / msn: 18-2607
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Puebla (   Mexico)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Puebla/Huejotzingo Airport (PBC/MMPB), Mexico
Destination airport:Oaxaca Airport (OAX/MMOX), Mexico
Narrative:
Crashed following a failure of the no. 2 engine.

Sources:
» Scramble 290


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Distance from Puebla/Huejotzingo Airport to Oaxaca Airport as the crow flies is 295 km (184 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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