Date & Time: Dec 29, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed 18 LodeStar
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Tikal - Guatemala City
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Few minutes after takeoff from Tikal Airport, while climbing, the airplane went out of control and crashed on the slope of a mountain located few km from the airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all 24 occupants were killed, among them 21 Americans returning to Guatemala City.
The exact cause of the accident was not determined. However, the assumption that control was lost following an in-flight fire was not ruled out.