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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 21 March 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3A)
Operator:Aircraft Charter Inc.
Registration: N163J
C/n / msn: 19402
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Melcor Ocampo (   Mexico)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), United States of America
Destination airport:Fresnillo, Mexico
Narrative:
Crashed. The airplane was carrying bottles of mercury that were believed to be smuggled into the country.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreon 23 March 1970, p1
» NTSB


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