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Last updated: 25 July 2017
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Date:Tuesday 18 November 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aviateca
Registration: TG-AGA
C/n / msn: 6142
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) from El Caoba (   Guatemala)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS/MGFL), Guatemala
Destination airport:Uaxactun Airport (UAX), Guatemala
Narrative:
The DC-3 crashed while en route between Flores and Uaxactun in Guatemala. Weather at the time of the accident was poor with limited visibility.

Sources:
» Flight International 27.11.1975 (p778)
» La Nación 19 November 1975, p1+17A


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Distance from Flores-Santa Elena Airport to Uaxactun Airport as the crow flies is 58 km (36 miles).

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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