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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 10 October 1936
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-118B
Operator:Pan American Grace Airways (Panagra)
Registration: NC14273
C/n / msn: 1306
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near San José Pinula (   Guatemala)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:San Salvador-Comalapa International Airport (SAL/MSLP), El Salvador
Destination airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Narrative:
Flew into the side of a mountain while on a on ferry flight.
The crew consisted of Pilot A. Paschal, Co-pilot Al Palmer and Radio Operator J.P. Neyman.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 12 October 1936, p1
» Golden Years of Aviation


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Distance from San Salvador-Comalapa International Airport to Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport as the crow flies is 202 km (126 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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