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Guatemala

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 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 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 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 a Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander in Guatemala City: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 14, 1995 at 0014 LT
Registration:
N503U
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Miami-Guatemala City
MSN:
1121-083
YOM:
1966
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2

Crash of a Douglas DC-8 in Guatemala City: 6 killed

Date & Time: Apr 28, 1995 at 1135 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N43UA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Miami-Guatemala-Lima
MSN:
45677
YOM:
1964
Flight number:
OX705
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6

Crash of a Beechcraft Queen Air 80 in Guatemala City: 13 killed

Date & Time: Nov 21, 1993 at 1647 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
TG-ACP
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Santa Elena-Guatemala City
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13

Crash of a Boeing 767 in Guatemala City

Date & Time: Apr 6, 1993 at 1827 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N767TA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Salvador-Guatemala City-Los Angeles
MSN:
23494
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
TA510
Country:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
227
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
27558
Aircraft flight cycles:
14723