Crash of a BAe 125-800A near Alta Verapaz: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 23, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-PYZ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
258018
YOM:
1984
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Engaged in an illegal flight, the crew was attempting to land on a remote airstrip located in the region of Alta Verapaz. In unclear circumstances, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and all four occupants were killed.

Crash of a BAE 125-700A near La Libertad: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 19, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N700NW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
257063
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a wooded area located near La Libertad and was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. Both pilots were killed. Guatemalan Authorities reported the aircraft was engaged in a contraband mission and a load of 762 kilos of cocaine was found.

Crash of a BAe 125-700A in San Andrés Villa Seca

Date & Time: Dec 2, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-PGP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
257171
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was engaged in an illegal flight and its crew attempted to land in a bush area located in San Andrés Villa Seca. No one was found on site and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It is unclear if the registration is illegal or the original one.

Crash of a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air in Palajuyú

Date & Time: Oct 25, 2019
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing an illegal flight between Venezuela and Honduras. En route, the airplane was traced by Honduran and Guatemalan Authorities and the crew eventually completed a belly landing in Palajuyú, in the region of Sipacate, Guatemala. Law enforcement officers were fired upon arrival and the occupants left the crash site and were not found. The aircraft was destroyed. An important load of contraband was found on board.

Crash of a BAe 125-700A near Champerico: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 2, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-PTW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Zihuatanejo - Chetumal
MSN:
257083
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The airplane was apparently engaged in an illegal flight, carrying a crew of two. It crashed in unknown circumstances near Champerico, Guatemala, and was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. According to the flight plan, the aircraft was supposed to fly from Zihuatanejo to Chetumal with one passenger and two crew members. Guatemalan authorities reported that the flight was illegal and that the aircraft was presumed transporting a load of cocaine.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Sayaxché: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 2019
Operator:
Registration:
N2613
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
In the morning, the Guatemala Army Forces were informed by ATC that a PA-31 entered the Guatemala Airspace without prior permission. The twin engine airplane crashed in a wooded area located near the farm of Sepens located in the region of Sayaxché, Petén. The aircraft was partially destroyed by impact forces and both occupants were killed. A sticker was set on the fuselage with the registration N2613 which is wrong.

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle near Génova: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 27, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N113FT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guatemala City – El Petén
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
En route, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in unknown circumstances in an open field located near Génova. The aircraft came to rest inverted and both occupants were killed. It is understood that the registration is false as N113FT is officially attributed to a Piper PA-46 according to the FAA. Thus, it is believed the flight was illegal.

Crash of a Convair CV-580F in Guatemala City

Date & Time: May 11, 2012 at 1205 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N171FL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Miami - Guatemala City
MSN:
318
YOM:
1956
Flight number:
IFL8138
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
729
Aircraft flight hours:
42341
Aircraft flight cycles:
29707
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful cargo flight from Miami on behalf of Contract Air Cargo, the crew started the approach to runway 19 at Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport. Upon touchdown, the nose gear collapsed and both propeller blades struck the ground, the left one was torn off and hit the fuselage before penetrating in the cabin. The airplane slid on runway and veered slightly to the left before coming to rest. Both pilots were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The aircraft performed its approach at a higher speed than that established in the Flight Manual procedures, verified by reading indicated in the CVR. The pilot and the first officer communicated about it and did not reduce or try to reduce the approach speed too late and at the time of landing and touchdown on the runway it was very fast, causing several bounces of the nose landing gear on the runway, in addition to bouncing with the main gear. Taking into account the operational deficiencies of the crew in the cockpit, this accident is considered to be of the operational type.
Final Report:

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Puerto Barrios: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 23, 2010 at 1050 LT
Registration:
N430LA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guatemala City - Puerto Barrios - Rio Dulce
MSN:
31-7405446
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a test flight from Guatemala City-La Aurora airport to Rio Dulce with an intermediate stop at Puerto Barrio for touch & go manoeuvres. Shortly after takeoff, the twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed inverted, killing both pilots.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Guatemala City: 4 killed

Date & Time: May 26, 2010 at 0855 LT
Registration:
TG-LAP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Guatemala City - San Salvador
MSN:
31-8012043
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, pilot informed ATC about a vacuum pump failure and elected to return. Twin engine aircraft crashed on a meat-processing plant and was destroyed. All three occupants and one employee at the plant were killed. Aircraft was a Piper PA-31-325 Panther version.