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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:Thursday 25 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A Lodestar
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
Registration: TTL-6001
MSN: 18-2539
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mexico City International Airport (MEX) (   Mexico)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:?
The Lockheed Lodestar crashed and burned shortly after take-off from Mexico City Airport.
One crew member (mechanic) and one female passenger survived. One of the passengers was ambassador of the Soviet Union in Mexico, Constantino Oumansky (43).

» El Siglo de Torreon 26 January 1945, p1+10/27 January 1945, p10
» Folha da Noite 9 February 1945, p10


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