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Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Date:Monday 28 October 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A-FA Packet
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Mexicanos - TAMSA
Registration: XA-LIW
MSN: 10093
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) from Mérida Airport (MID) (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), Mexico
Destination airport:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), Mexico
Narrative:
Crashed during a test flight, about five minutes after takeoff.

Sources:
» Fairchild C-82 Packet: The Military and Civil History / Simon D. Beck
» El Siglo de Torreón 29 October 1957, p8


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