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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Monday 8 October 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:ATSA - Aero Transportes SA
Registration: XA-GOR
C/n / msn: 25452/14007
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cerro Blanco (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Minatitlán/Coatzacoalcos International Airport (MTT/MMMT), Mexico
Narrative:
The DC-3 passenger plane impacted a mountain, killing all aboard. The airplane operated on a flight from Mexico City to Villahermosa via Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.

The msn 14007/25452 has also been mentioned for RP-C570 which crashed 15 November 1974. One of the two identities must thus me incorrect.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreon 9 October 1951, p11


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Distance from Mexico City International Airport to Minatitlán/Coatzacoalcos International Airport as the crow flies is 493 km (308 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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