Accident description
Last updated: 26 January 2015
Date:Sunday 24 August 2008
Time:ca 09:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operator:Aéreo Ruta Maya
Registration: TG-JCS
C/n / msn: 208-00327
First flight:
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Cabañas, Zacapa (   Guatemala)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Destination airport:El Estor Airport, Guatemala
Crashed after reporting engine problems. The airplane caught fire and burned out.

» Ocho muertos en accidente aéreo en Zacapa (Prensa Libre, 24-8-2008)


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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 El Estor Airport as the crow flies is 161 km (101 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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