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Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 5 März 1940
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Fluggesellschaft:Mexicana de Aviación
Kennzeichen: XA-BCW
Werknummer: 5-AT-045
Baujahr: 1929-04-26 (10 years 11 months)
Triebwerk: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe San Martín Volcano, Veracruz (   Mexiko)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Mexico City-Central Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexiko
Flug nach:Chetumal Airport (CTM/MMCM), Mexiko
Unfallbericht:
Crashed in a forest near the San Martín Volcano, Los Tuxtlas, between Veracruz and Minatitlan in bad weather.

Informationsquelle:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» El Informador 6 March 1940


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Distance from Mexico City-Central Airport to Chetumal Airport as the crow flies is 1128 km (705 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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