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Crash of a Beechcraft King Air 100 in Santa Elena: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 4, 2007 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-JVV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
B-170
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing an illegal flight from Colombia to Mexico with one ton of cocaine on board. While overflying state of El Petén, the pilot informed ATC about technical problem and requested to divert to Santa Elena airport. The twin engine aircraft crashed in an open field located 30 km from airport. Both occupants were killed. Guatemaltecan authorities confirmed that the aircraft was registered YV-1568 during flight, which correspond to a false registration, the correct one should be XB-JVV.

Crash of a Let 410 in Providencia Island: 9 killed

Date & Time: Mar 26, 2005 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4146X
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Embrujo-San Andres
MSN:
90 24 26
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
YH9955
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Aircraft flight hours:
6901
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed on a small hill just after liftoff from El Embrujo airport. Both pilots and seven passengers were killed. Left engine stopped just after rotation.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante in Flores: 14 killed

Date & Time: Nov 1, 1996 at 0810 LT
Registration:
TG-TPA
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guatemala - Flores
MSN:
110-313
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
Crashed into a mountain on approach.

Crash of an Aérospatiale Caravelle in Bogota

Date & Time: Mar 15, 1994 at 1200 LT
Registration:
HK-3855X
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bogota-San Andres
MSN:
265
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Beechcraft B80 Queen Air near Palencia: 13 killed

Date & Time: Nov 21, 1993 at 1647 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TG-ACP
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Flores – Guatemala City
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Flores Airport on a charter flight to Guatemala City, carrying 12 passengers and one pilot, among them three American citizens. The pilot started the descent to Guatemala City-La Aurora in good weather conditions despite some mountains were shrouded in clouds. On approach, the aircraft struck a mountain located near Palencia, about 20 km northeast of La Aurora Airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all 13 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of an IAI Arava 201 in Flores: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 23, 1987
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Flores - Flores
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was engaged in a paratroopers/skydiving mission in the region of Flores. After all skydivers bailed out, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances. All three crew members were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Flores: 12 killed

Date & Time: May 28, 1987
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Flores – El Naranjo
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Flores-Santa Elena Airport, while climbing, the airplane went out of control and crashed on the shore of lake Petén Itza. All 12 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N in Flores: 94 killed

Date & Time: Jan 18, 1986 at 0758 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HC-BAE
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Guatemala City - Flores
MSN:
40
YOM:
1960
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
88
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
94
Circumstances:
On approach to Flores-Santa Elena Airport, the crew encountered poor visibility due to foggy conditions. The captain initiated a go-around, followed a circuit and started a second approach few minutes later. As the visibility was still below minimums, the crew was unable to sight and locate the runway. The aircraft passed over the airport without any visual contact was established and continued when it struck the slope of a mountain located 8 km from the airfield. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 94 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew decided to attempt a second approach in below minimums visibility due to fog.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3 in Flores

Date & Time: Jul 26, 1978
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TG-ATA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taking off, the airplane suffered a bird strike. The crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane crash landed in a swampy area located past the runway end. There were no injuries but the aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
Bird strike on takeoff.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-50-DL off Flores

Date & Time: Jul 20, 1978
Registration:
TG-PAW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dos Lagunas - Flores
MSN:
10127
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a cargo flight from Dos Lagunas to Flores, Petén. On approach to Flores-Santa Elena Airport, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances into Lake Petén Itzá. All three occupants were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.