Narrative:Solid overcast near Guatemala City forced the crew to circle the city. Attempts to contact the ground were unsuccessful, so it was decided to return to Belize. The crew became lost on their way to Belize and had to ditch the aircraft off Campeche after running out fuel.
|Date:||Saturday 26 March 1949|
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
|Operating for:||Freight Air|
|Leased from:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 22549|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||off Campeche ( Mexico)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Destination airport:||Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala|
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.