Date & Time: Aug 12, 1938 at 1230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed 10 Electra
Operator:
Registration:
XA-BAS
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Villahermosa – Veracruz – Mexico City
MSN:
1043
YOM:
1937
Country:
Mexico
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
8
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
On the leg from Villahermosa to Veracruz, the crew informed ATC about his position. Shortly later, while cruising at an altitude of 11,000 feet in heavy rain, the twin engine aircraft hit a mountain and was destroyed by impact forces. All 11 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Adverse weather conditions almost certainly caused or contributed to the crash related to a hurricane affecting the region.