Date & Time: May 1, 1986 at 0632 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-118 Liftmaster
San Salvador - Panama
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After takeoff from San Salvador-Ilopango Airport, while in initial climb, one of the four engine failed and caught fire. The airplane was unable to gain sufficient height and struck the slope of a mountain located about 3 km from the airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 37 occupants were killed.
Engine failure and fire during initial climb for unknown reasons.