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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Fecha:martes 5 marzo 1940
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operador:Mexicana de Aviación
Registración: XA-BCW
Numéro de série: 5-AT-045
Año de Construcción: 1929-04-26 (10 years 11 months)
Motores: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 12
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca San Martín Volcano, Veracruz (   México)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mexico City-Central Airport (MEX/MMMX), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chetumal Airport (CTM/MMCM), México
Crashed in a forest near the San Martín Volcano, Los Tuxtlas, between Veracruz and Minatitlan in bad weather.

» 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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