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Last updated: 5 August 2020
Date:jeudi 15 novembre 1956
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-10-DC (DC-4)
Compagnie:Guest Aerovias Mexico
Immatriculation: XA-HEG
Numéro de série: 10324
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 20 / à bord: 20
Total:victimes: 25 / à bord: 25
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:13 km (8.1 milles) NNW of Puerto Somoza (   Nicaragua)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
Aéroport de destination:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatémala
The DC-4 was on a flight from Panama City-Tocumen to Mexico City via Guatemala City. Last report was at 14:53 when the flight reported over Managua at 8500 feet. A fire on board probably forced the crew to start an emergency descent. An emergency belly landing was presumably attempted on the flat and sandy part of Salinas Grandes. Excessive speed caused the plane to overshoot this area and crash into trees.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "It was not possible to determine the origin of the fire in the main section of the hydraulic and fuel distribution systems; this determination will depend upon the results of laboratory tests and maintenance reports; when these are in, a reasonable conclusion can be reached regarding the probable cause of fire in flight. This may have been occasioned by a number of causes, for example, breaking of a hydraulic pressure line, short circuits in the electrical wiring or leakage of fuel lines or tanks, etc."

» ICAO Accident Digest No.8, Circular 54-AN/49 (152-155)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Panama City-Tocumen International Airport et Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport est de 1351 km (845 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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