Airplane Crash - Poza Rica, Mexico 09/08/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Poza Rica, Mexico


Date09/08/1959
LocationPoza Rica, Mexico
OperatorMexicana
RouteMexico City - Merida
TypeDouglas DC-3
Aboard16
Fatalities1
Ground0
SummaryAn in-flight explosion occurred in the passenger cabin. A male passenger, who was believed to have been carrying a bomb, fell from the airplane from an altitude of 11,000ft. A forced landing was made at Poza Rica after a fire broke out in the cabin.

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