Loss of control Accident Douglas DC-6 XA-LAU, Monday 30 January 1967
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Date:Monday 30 January 1967
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-6
Owner/operator:Mexicana de Aviación
Registration: XA-LAU
MSN: 43059/96
Year of manufacture:1948
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Mérida Airport (MID) -   Mexico
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX)
Destination airport:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD)
Narrative:
The plane stalled on finals and crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error on the part of the pilot who operated the propeller reversing system."

Sources:

El Siglo de Torreón 31 January 1967, p1

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