ASN Aircraft accident Gulfstream American G-1159A Gulfstream III N516TR El Chico, Retalhuleu
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Status:Little or no information is available
Date:Friday 19 June 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream American G-1159A Gulfstream III
Operator:private
Registration: N516TR
MSN: 252
First flight: 1980
Total airframe hrs:8400
Cycles:4293
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 511
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:El Chico, Retalhuleu (   Guatemala)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Gulfstream III jet was set afire after having landed near El Chico, Retalhuleu, Guatemala. The aircraft was likely used in illegal drug trafficking.
The registration of the aircraft was not visible on photos but the colour schema and type match that of N516TR. This aircraft was offered for sale recently and was last reported at Chetumal, Mexico (on 18 June) by Flightaware.

Sources:
» diariodelsur.com.mx
» elperiodico.com.gt


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