Date & Time: Jun 7, 1968 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper (DC-3)
Landing (descent or approach)
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
The aircraft was completing a flight from Texas to the region of Tampico on behalf of Aerodyne Engineering, carrying two pilots and eight passengers. On final approach, the crew decided to make a go-around for unknown reason when the airplane stalled and struck the ground short of runway threshold. All 10 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was written off.
The pilot misjudged distance and speed and failed to maintain flying speed.