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Petén

Crash of a BAE 125-700A near La Libertad: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 19, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N700NW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
257063
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a wooded area located near La Libertad and was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. Both pilots were killed. Guatemalan Authorities reported the aircraft was engaged in a contraband mission and a load of 762 kilos of cocaine was found.

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
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
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 IAI Arava 201 in Flores: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 23, 1987
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Flores - Flores
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was engaged in a paratroopers/skydiving mission in the region of Flores. After all skydivers bailed out, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances. All three crew members were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Flores: 12 killed

Date & Time: May 28, 1987
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Flores – El Naranjo
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Flores-Santa Elena Airport, while climbing, the airplane went out of control and crashed on the shore of lake Petén Itza. All 12 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N in Flores: 94 killed

Date & Time: Jan 18, 1986 at 0758 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HC-BAE
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Guatemala City - Flores
MSN:
40
YOM:
1960
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
88
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
94
Circumstances:
On approach to Flores-Santa Elena Airport, the crew encountered poor visibility due to foggy conditions. The captain initiated a go-around, followed a circuit and started a second approach few minutes later. As the visibility was still below minimums, the crew was unable to sight and locate the runway. The aircraft passed over the airport without any visual contact was established and continued when it struck the slope of a mountain located 8 km from the airfield. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 94 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew decided to attempt a second approach in below minimums visibility due to fog.

Crash of a IAI Arava 201 in Poptún

Date & Time: Dec 11, 1983
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
824
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
027
YOM:
1976
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing for unknown reasons. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-1-DK in Yaxchibal: 7 killed

Date & Time: Nov 3, 1980
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
Circumstances:
Few minutes prior to its arrival at Flores Airport, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances in a pasture located in Yaxchibal. All seven occupants were killed.