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Accident
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Datum:Samstag 5 Mai 1990
Zeit:14:46
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6BF
Fluggesellschaft:Aerial Transit Company
Kennzeichen: N84BL
Werknummer: 43739/279
Baujahr: 1952
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 24
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA) (   Guatemala)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Flug nach:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Unfallbericht:
The Aerial Transit DC-6 departed San Salvador (SAL) on a cargo flight to Miami (MIA), carrying clothes and vegetables. An intermediate stop was made in Guatemala City (GUA). Shortly after takeoff the airplane developed engine problems. The crew radioed that they were doing a left hand turn and that they were returning to the airport. The DC-6 crashed into a residential neighborhood.

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N1304S was re-registered N84BL when being sold to Bellomy-Lawson in 1988
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1631 km (1019 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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