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.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Cabañas: 10 killed

Date & Time: Aug 24, 2008 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TG-JCS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Guatemala City-El Estor
MSN:
208-0327
YOM:
1993
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Captain / Total flying hours:
2815
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3200
Circumstances:

While enroute from Guatemala City to El Estro, crew elected to make en emergency landing due to engine problem. The aircraft crashed in an open field and burst into flames. Both pilots and 8 passengers were killed. Four other passengers escaped with serious injuries.

Crash of a Let 410 in Guatemala City: 8 killed

Date & Time: Sep 18, 2001 at 0642 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TG-CFE
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Guatemala City-San Pedro Sula
MSN:
86 17 05
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
ATL870
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Aircraft flight hours:
2467
Aircraft flight cycles:
4001

Crash of a Douglas DC-10 in Guatemala City: 18 killed

Date & Time: Dec 21, 1999 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-GTDI
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Havane-Guatemala City
MSN:
46890
YOM:
1973
Flight number:
CU1216
Country:
Crew on board:
18
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
296
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Captain / Total flying hours:
16117
Captain / Total hours on type:
4872.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
8115
Copilot / Total hours on type:
4156
Aircraft flight hours:
85760
Aircraft flight cycles:
27331

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

Date & Time: Dec 16, 1998 at 0730 LT
Registration:
YS-14C
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guatemala-Tegucigalpa
MSN:
31-7300940
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2

Crash of an IAI-1124 Westwind in Guatemala City: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 19, 1997 at 0306 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV-160CP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lima-Guatemala City
MSN:
211
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5

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.