Accident Douglas DC-6BF N84BL,
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Date:Saturday 5 May 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-6BF
Owner/operator:Aerial Transit Company
Registration: N84BL
MSN: 43739/279
Year of manufacture:1952
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:24
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA) -   Guatemala
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT)
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
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.




photo (c) Rolf Larsson; Miami International Airport, FL (MIA); 09 December 1989

photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Miami International Airport, FL (MIA); March 1987

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