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Date:Saturday 18 January 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N
Operating for:Aerovias Guatemala
Leased from:SAETA
Registration: HC-BAE
MSN: 40
First flight: 1960-06-01 (25 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 531B
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 88 / Occupants: 88
Total:Fatalities: 94 / Occupants: 94
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:8 km (5 mls) from Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS) (   Guatemala)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Destination airport:Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS/MGFL), Guatemala
The Caravelle took off from Guatemala City at 07:00 on a flight to Flores. The aircraft crashed in a hilly jungle area after executing a second missed approach procedure. Low lying clouds in the area forced the crew to carry out the missed approaches.


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photo of Caravelle-III-HC-BAE
accident date: 18-01-1986
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
registration: HC-BAE
photo of Caravelle-III-I-DAXI
accident date: 18-01-1986
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
registration: I-DAXI

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport to Flores-Santa Elena Airport as the crow flies is 267 km (167 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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