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Last updated: 24 March 2019
Date:Sunday 1 November 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3C)
Operator:Living Water Teaching Ministries
Registration: N3FY
C/n / msn: 20562
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Quetzaltenango (   Guatemala)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Playa Grande Airport (PKJ), Guatemala
Destination airport:Quetzaltenango Airport (MGQZ), Guatemala
The DC-3 was on a flight from Playa Grande when it crashed into mountainous terrain near Quetzaltenango Airport. Instrument meteorological conditions (thick fog and rain) prevailed and no flight plan was reported filed. The bad weather was due to the tropical depression Mitch.
The plane carried doctors from the Christian Agua Viva missionary group who had done medical relief work in Playa Grande.

» NTSB id MIA99WA023
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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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