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Last updated: 28 October 2021
Date:Thursday 20 July 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-243
Operator:Aerolineas Vega
Registration: XA-KIC
MSN: 2069
First flight: 1939
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:NW of Rio Grande, Juquila district (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Oaxaca Airport (OAX/MMOX), Mexico
Destination airport:Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA/MMAA), Mexico
The DC-2 impacted a mountain during a flight from Oaxaca.

» Sunday Independent - Jul 24, 1961
» El Siglo de Torreón 24 July 1961, p.1


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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 Oaxaca Airport to Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport as the crow flies is 321 km (201 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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