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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:Wednesday 26 October 1955
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
Operator:Lineas Aéreas Unidas SA - LAUSA
Registration: XA-HUH
MSN: 20554
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) from Texcoco (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Poza Rica-Tajin Airport (PAZ/MMPA), Mexico
Destination airport:Tampico Airport (TAM/MMTM), Mexico
Narrative:
Forced landing at Ejido de Tequila. The undercarriage and right engine were destroyed.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» El Informador 28 OCT 1955
» El Siglo de Torreón 27 October 1955, p7


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Distance from Poza Rica-Tajin Airport to Tampico Airport as the crow flies is 192 km (120 miles).

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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