Airplane Crash - Guatemala City, Guatemala 05/24/1956

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Guatemala City, Guatemala


Date05/24/1956
LocationGuatemala City, Guatemala
OperatorAviateca
RouteKano - Tripoli
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationTG-AHA
Cn/In6052
Aboard31
Fatalities30
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into a mountain shortly after taking off. Loss of height and airspeed caused by the aircraft encountering a thunderstorm cell which gave rise to a sudden reversal of wind direction, heavy rain, and possible downdraught conditions.

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