Aviation Photo #1144762 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 - AeroMexico

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"Yucatan". A late hazy afternoon taxi from gate passing Pan Am 747SP-21 N534PA. First flight was April 8, 1974. Delivery date was May 21, 1974. Sadly, W/O July 27, 1981 at Chihuahua, Mexico with AeroMexico as XA-DEN routing MTY-CUU. Aircraft landed 150m to right and 60m after runway threshold. It bounced and struct ground with fuselage breaking in half and catching fire. Of 66 passengers on-board, 30 of them were fatalities - r.i.p.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    AeroMexico
    McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
    McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9 Nightingale/Skytrain II)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9 Nightingale/Skytrain II)
    McDonnell Douglas
    47621
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    XA-DEN
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    March 1980
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