Date & Time: Dec 5, 1959
Type of aircraft:
Douglas DC-3
Operator:
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mexico City – Chetumal
Country:
Mexico
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
4
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
En route from Mexico City to Chetumal, the crew informed ATC about engine problems and elected to divert to Puebla Airport. On approach, the crew encountered poor visibility due to foggy conditions when the airplane struck an antenna and crashed onto a house. A crew member was seriously injured while seven other occupants were killed. There were no injuries on ground.