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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 26 July 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Aviateca
Registration: TG-ATA
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Flores (   Guatemala)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS/MGFL), Guatemala
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Birdstrike on takeoff forced the crew to make a forced landing at the end of the runway. The aircraft ended up in a swamp.

Classification:
Bird strike
Forced landing on runway

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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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