Date & Time:
Feb 16, 1938
New York - Guatemala City - Punta Arenas
The crew was performing a flight from New York to Punta Arenas, south Chile. While taking off from Guatemala City Airport, the aircraft was unable to gain height, stalled and crashed in a field past the runway end. Both aviators were injured and aircraft was destroyed.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, pilot,
André Prévot, pilot.
Aircraft could not takeoff due to a mistake in the fuel quantity. The crew made confusion between US and British gallons. So, the aircraft was too heavy on departure and was unable to climb due to a considerable amount of fuel on board.