Airplane Crash - Mt. Pena Blanca, Guatemala 01/06/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Mt. Pena Blanca, Guatemala


Date01/06/1959
Time11:20
LocationMt. Pena Blanca, Guatemala
OperatorSahsa Airlines
RouteCopan - Nuovo Octopeque
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationXH-SAA
Cn/In19667
Aboard5
Fatalities5
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into Mt. Pena Blanca while en route. The pilot's attempt to fly over mountainous terrain by visual reference to the ground under weather conditions restricting visibility which forced him to descend to a dangerously low altitude.

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