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Petén

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
Site:
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 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
Site:
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 Grumman G-159 Gulfstream GI in El Petén: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 2006 at 2115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-903CP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Valencia-Barinas
MSN:
173
YOM:
1966
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Valencia-Arturo Michelana Airport at 2103LT on a local flight to Barinas, southwest Venezuela. Flight plan was filed at FL220 and should take 35 minutes. En route, crew informed ATC about all clear on board and aircraft disappeared from radar screens. SAR did not find any trace of the aircraft nor the crew who was considered as deceased. In august 2008, an unconfirmed repport mentionned that twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances near El Petén. It seems that aircraft was stolen and the flight was illegal (drug smuggling flight). Due to circumstances, all hypothesis remains still open.

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 Santa Elena: 88 killed

Date & Time: Jan 18, 1986 at 0800 LT
Registration:
HC-BAE
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Guatemala City - Flores
MSN:
40
YOM:
1960
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
82
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
88

Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Yaxchibal: 7 killed

Date & Time: Nov 3, 1980 at 1200 LT
Registration:
TG-BAC
Survivors:
No
MSN:
14330/25775
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7

Crash of a Douglas DC-3 in Carmelita

Date & Time: Oct 18, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TG-AXA
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
6053
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
A tire burst upon landing at Carmelita. The airplane went out of control, veered off runway and nosed over. There were no casualties.
Probable cause:
Loss of control on landing following a tire burst.

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.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-25-DK in Santa Elena: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 1977
Operator:
Registration:
TG-AKA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
13327
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
After touchdown on a gravel runway, the left tire burst. Control was lost and the airplane veered off runway to the left. The left engine struck the ground, causing a propeller blade to detach and to struck the cockpit. The airplane rolled for few meters then came to a halt. Three occupants escaped with minor injuries while the captain was killed after being struck by the propeller blade.