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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 25 January 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-2
Operator:Comisión Federal de Electricidad - CFE
Registration: XC-DOK
C/n / msn: 71
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 6 km E of Poza Rica-Tajin Airport (PAZ) (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Poza Rica-Tajin Airport (PAZ/MMPA), Mexico
Narrative:
Crashed into La Vega Hill. The aircraft carried journalists who were reporting on the Mexican presidential campaign.

Sources:
» Toledo Blade - Jan 25, 1970


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Distance from Mexico City International Airport to Poza Rica-Tajin Airport as the crow flies is 211 km (132 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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