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Last updated: 18 November 2018
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Date:Saturday 28 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Operator:E. Ortiz
Registration: TG-HTM
C/n / msn: 18-2582
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tikal-El Petén Airport (TKM) (   Guatemala)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tikal-El Petén Airport (TKM), Guatemala
Destination airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Narrative:
Crashed immediately after takeoff. The airplane carried 21 American tourists back to Guatemala City.



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