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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Friday 17 April 1959
Time:06:39
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operator:Tigres Voladores
Registration: XA-MIS
C/n / msn: 22586
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bahía Kino (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mexicali Airport (MXL/MMML), Mexico
Destination airport:Guaymas-Gen Jose M Yanez Airport (GYM/MMGM), Mexico
Narrative:
The Curtiss Commando plane crashed after a believed on-board explosion.



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Distance from Mexicali Airport to Guaymas-Gen Jose M Yanez Airport as the crow flies is 659 km (412 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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