Date & Time: Apr 10, 1966 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Nogales Airport, while climbing, the pilot informed ground about an engine failure and was cleared to return for an emergency landing. Due to an insufficient speed, the airplane stalled and crashed in flames in an open field. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 12 occupants were killed.
Engine failure for undetermined reason. However, it is believed the aircraft was overweight at the time of the accident, which may contribute to the engine failure.