CFIT Accident Douglas DC-3A-228D XA-DIK, Tuesday 8 March 1955
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Date:Tuesday 8 March 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3A-228D
Owner/operator:Mexicana de Aviación
Registration: XA-DIK
MSN: 3292
Year of manufacture:1941
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Fatalities:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:20 km WNW of Talpa de Allende Airport -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Puerto Vallarta-Gustavo D. Ordaz Airport (PVR/MMPR)
Destination airport:Talpa de Allende Airport
Crashed in the cerro del Cabre mountain range, some 20 km from the destination Talpa.
The airplane operated on a domestic flight from Puerto Vallarta to Talpa, Mascota and Guadalajara, Mexico.


El Informador 9 March 1955
El Siglo de Torreón


  • 9th worst accident in 1955
  • 97th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 42nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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