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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Date:Thursday 25 March 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Operator:Aeronaves de México
Registration: XA-GUN
MSN: 7358
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) N of Monterrey (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mazatlán Airport (MZT/MMMZ), Mexico
Destination airport:Monterrey-Aeropuerto Del Norte (NTR/MMAN), Mexico
Struck the Friars Peak while waiting for a permission to land.

» Diario de Colima 27 March 1954, p1
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 59)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mazatlán Airport to Monterrey-Aeropuerto Del Norte as the crow flies is 676 km (422 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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