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Atlantic Airways Crash At Guatemala City  
User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1273 posts, RR: 9
Posted (14 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

About an hour ago an Atlantic Airways aircraft crashed at La Aurora Intl. airport in Guatemala City, the aircraft aparently los one of it's engines at takeoff, they where heading to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The probable aircraft crash was a Let-410. At least 5 people are dead and 6 are injured.

More information soon.


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User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1273 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Their homepage, not to much to see.


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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6311 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Wow the second Let 410 crash in Latin America. The first one was last week in Mexico and now this.

Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineDee-see-eit From Spain, joined Jan 2000, 435 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

Just for the guys who don't know how a Let-410 looks like:

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Marlo Plate

In any case I hope the accident was not too bad!


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4481 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Scary, I spotted both crashed aircraft alife and flying on my Guatemala/Mexico trip last May. I considered flying a Let-410 because it's quite a rare aircraft but it didn't happen.
The Let-410 is technically a fairly good aircraft, but it's notorious for their sketchy second hand dealings, you can pick up old Lets registered in small African countries, without any documentation, overhauled with unapproved parts... Especially the Mexican accident will make the local authorities scrutinizing this specific aircraft, I think.

nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1273 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Here is a link to see some small photos from the crash.



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User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1273 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Here is another photo of the accident



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