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Accident description
Last updated: 4 October 2015
Date:Friday 30 September 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Registration: TG-AKA
C/n / msn: 13327
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS) (   Guatemala)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS/MGFL), Guatemala
Touchdown on Flores Peten's gravel runway was hard, causing the left tire to burst. The DC-3 went off the runway and the left gear dropped into a hole. Power on no. 2 engine was applied, the tail raised and the propeller separated when striking the ground.



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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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