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Date:Saturday 27 October 1951
Time:ca 19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca
Registration: 0961
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) from Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS) (   Guatemala)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS/MGFL), Guatemala
Destination airport:?
Crashed following cabin fire. The airplane carried 23 radio reporters who were to cover a military event.

» El Tiempo 29 October 1951, p1
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photo of Douglas-C-47-0961
accident date: 27-10-1951
type: Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
registration: 0961
photo of Douglas-C-47-0961
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