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Last updated: 12 December 2019
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Date:Tuesday 15 December 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operator:Aviateca
Registration: TG-AQA
C/n / msn: 33589
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cerro Tecpan (   Guatemala)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, TX (BRO/KBRO), United States of America
Destination airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Narrative:
Crashed into an 8000 feet high mountain.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreón 17 December 1953, p10


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Distance from Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, TX to Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport as the crow flies is 1441 km (900 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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