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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Saturday 11 August 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-243
Operator:Mexicana de Aviación
Registration: XA-DOT
MSN: 2075
First flight: 1939
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Iztaccíhuatl Volcano (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tapachula International Airport (TAP/MMTP), Mexico
Destination airport:Puebla Airport, Mexico
Crashed in bad weather.

» El Siglo de Torreon 13 August 1945, p1+12
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 42)


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