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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Statuts:
Date:jeudi 8 juin 1978
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Compagnie:Aviateca
Immatriculation: TG-ADA
Numéro de série: 43531/262
Année de Fabrication: 1952
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Guatemala City (   Guatémala)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatémala
Détails:
During final approach to La Aurora, the DC-6B suffered from a severe disbalancing of the cargo (cows and horses), the pilot lost control of the aircraft and tried to make a crash landing on a small soccer field surrounded by houses. The plane hit the ground at a 30 degrees angle and didn't damage any of the surrounding houses.
The pilot had reported problems with the oil pressure on one of the engines twenty minutes before the crash.
On February 21st 1978, this same plane had an incident in New Orleans: during the landing, the two left main landing gear tires failed, but the pilot had managed to keep control of the aircraft.


Sources:
» Mario Overall
» Prensa Libre Newspaper
» Aeronautica Civil (Guatemala)


Photos

photo of Douglas-DC-6B-TG-ADA
accident date: 08-06-1978
type: Douglas DC-6B
registration: TG-ADA
photo of Douglas-DC-6B-TG-ADA
accident date: 08-06-1978
type: Douglas DC-6B
registration: TG-ADA
 
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