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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 28 May 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS) (   Guatemala)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS/MGFL), Guatemala
Destination airport:El Naranjo Airport (ENJ), Guatemala
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 transport plane crashed on the shore of Laguna de Peten, a lake close to Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS).
All twelve on board were killed.

Sources:
» Scramble 9:5 (37)
» AP


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