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Atlantic Airways Crash At Guatemala City  
User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1182 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1865 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.


Juanchito


Chapin de corazon.
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User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1182 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Their homepage, not to much to see.

http://www.atlanticairlines.com.ni



Chapin de corazon.
User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6215 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

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



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User currently offlineDee-see-eit From Spain, joined Jan 2000, 435 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1630 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!

DC8



User currently onlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4320 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1592 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, 1182 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

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

http://www.terra.com.gt/noticias/articulo/html/not31807.htm


juanchito




Chapin de corazon.
User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1182 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

Here is another photo of the accident

http://www.prensalibre.com/ediciones/19-09-01/03n19sep01.jpg


juanchito



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