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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Tuesday 11 May 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Registration: TG-ACA
C/n / msn: 121
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 32
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) S of Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA) (   Guatemala)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Destination airport:Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS/MGFL), Guatemala
Crashed into a mountain.



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Distance from Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport to Flores-Santa Elena Airport as the crow flies is 267 km (167 miles).

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.
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