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Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 30 December 2021
Time:ca 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 300 Super King Air
Operator:Unknown
Registration: TG-MAM
MSN: FA-114
First flight: 1987
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rio Dulce-Las Vegas Airport (LCF) (   Guatemala)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Destination airport:Rio Dulce-Las Vegas Airport (LCF/MGRD), Guatemala
Narrative:
A Beechcraft 300 Super King Air experienced a runway excursion at Rio Dulce-Las Vegas Airport, Guatemala.
When attempting to land according to the pilot's statement, he encountered a very strong crosswind and decided to abort the landing, then made a second approach. On landing he encountered very strong gusts of crosswind. The aircraft lost directional control and the pilot attempted a go around but the aircraft went off the runway, impacting with the trees that surround the runway. The aircraft's engine and right wing caught fire.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UIA Guatemala
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: UIA-A-19-2021
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Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» DGAC Guatemala Preliminary Report


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Distance from Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport to Rio Dulce-Las Vegas Airport as the crow flies is 206 km (129 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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