Date & Time: Apr 17, 1959 at 0639 LT
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Mexicali – Guaymas
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While in cruising altitude on a flight from Mexicali to Guaymas, the airplane exploded in mid air, dove into the ground and crashed in a desert area located in Bahía Kino. All 26 occupants were killed.
The exact cause of the explosion could not be determined with certainty.