Narrative:Crashed after reporting engine problems. The airplane caught fire and burned out.
|Date:||24 AUG 2008|
|Type:||Cessna 208 Caravan I|
|Operator:||Aéreo Ruta Maya|
|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|
» Ocho muertos en accidente aéreo en Zacapa (Prensa Libre, 24-8-2008)
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.