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(September 16-25, 2011)

Pat Albright

Cancun Airport Tower 2

Dave Albright

Cancun Airport Tower Part 1

First Airport Tower, Cancun, Quitana Roo, Mexico

September 17, 2011, 11:15 am (-6 GMT)

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Caption
The February 5, 1973, maiden flight of a DC-6 4-engine propeller-driven Mexicana Airlines airliner, tail number XA-MUK, was a success, as were the other successful flights. The first plane left Mexico City at 9:00 am and landed at the original Cancun air strip at 12:20 pm. The Mexicana Airlines flights became more frequent with DC-6s, with 72 passengers, later 727s, with 160 seats, and DC-10s, with a capacity of 311 passengers.

To see the current Cancun International Airport information see part 2.
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Location

Latin America / Mexico

Lat: 21° 7' 48.53" N
Long: 86° 49' 46.96" W

Elevation: Elev 36 feet elevation above Mean Sea Level

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