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Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 27 August 1992
Time:09:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123K Provider
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Salvadoreña
Registration: FAES121
C/n / msn: 20192 ?
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Metapán (   El Salvador)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed after an engine failed during a parachuting exercise. Twelve occupants were found dead and two were missing.
The msn 20192 is unconfirmed. One source indicates that this airframe went to Air America as ST-3 while another source states it went to the El Salvador Air Force as FAES121. ST-3 was involved in a fatal accident on 13 May 1974.

Sources:
» El Informador 28 August 1992, p1


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