Date & Time: Aug 11, 1945 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Tapachula – Mexico City
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While flying over Puebla, the crew informed ATC of his position and confirmed his altitude at 15,000 feet. Few minutes later, while cruising in poor weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft hit the slope of Mt Iztaccíhuatl located east of the capital city. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all 16 occupants were killed.
According to the Mexican Authorities, the aircraft was not flying on the assigned track at the time of the accident and the crew was unable to see the mountain due to the poor visibility caused by bad weather conditions.