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Last updated: 29 October 2020
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Datum:Donnerstag 28 Februar 1980
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 31 / Insassen: 31
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:65 km (40.6 Meilen) von Poptun (   Guatemala)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Flug nach:Poptun Airport (PON/MGPP), Guatemala
Unfallbericht:
Crashed in a mountainous area. The airplane carried army officers with family members on an excursion to Poptun.

Informationsquelle:
» The Telegraph-Herald - Feb 29, 1980
» Aviation Letter 164


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Distance from Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport to Poptun Airport as the crow flies is 226 km (141 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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