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Alta Verapaz

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 Rockwell Aero Commander 500 in La Tinta: 6 killed

Date & Time: Sep 16, 1999 at 1130 LT
Operator:
Registration:
TG-RBK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
500-1809-19
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6

Crash of a Douglas DC-6BF in Rubelsanto

Date & Time: May 2, 1976
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YS-35C
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
45323/954
YOM:
1958
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Rubelsanto Airport, the four engine airplane was too low and struck the ground short of runway. The undercarriage were torn off on impact and the airplane crash landed on its belly. All three crew members escaped uninjured.

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S near Cobán: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 5, 1975
Operator:
Registration:
TG-JOT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot was returning to his base at Guatemala City after he drop off passengers somewhere in Yucatán, Mexico. The twin engine was flying with a second aircraft from the same operator, a Piper PA-23 Aztec registered TG-HIZ. In unknown circumstances, both aircraft collided in flight and crashed in the region of Cobán, Alta Verapaz. Both aircraft were destroyed and both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47-DL near Panzós: 30 killed

Date & Time: May 24, 1956 at 1020 LT
Operator:
Registration:
TG-AHA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Guatemala City – Santa Catalina la Tinta – Puerto Barrios
MSN:
6052
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
28
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
30
Circumstances:
While cruising at an altitude of 10,000 feet in poor weather conditions, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located in the Sierra de las Minas, about 20 km south of Panzós. Hours were necessary for the rescuers to reach the crash site. Five passengers were seriously injured while all 26 other occupants were killed. Four of the survivors died from their injuries in the following days.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-50-DK near La Tinta: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jan 31, 1950
Operator:
Registration:
45-1113
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
17116/34383
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances some 8 km north of La Tinta, killing at least one crew member.