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Atlantic Airways Crash At Guatemala City

Tue Sep 18, 2001 11:18 pm

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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It's Atlantic Airlines And Not Airways

Tue Sep 18, 2001 11:23 pm

Their homepage, not to much to see.

http://www.atlanticairlines.com.ni
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RE: Atlantic Airways Crash At Guatemala City

Wed Sep 19, 2001 2:54 am

Wow the second Let 410 crash in Latin America. The first one was last week in Mexico and now this.
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RE: Atlantic Airways Crash At Guatemala City

Wed Sep 19, 2001 7:14 am

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


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

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RE: Atlantic Airways Crash At Guatemala City

Wed Sep 19, 2001 8:40 am

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.
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RE: Atlantic Airways Crash At Guatemala City

Wed Sep 19, 2001 10:18 am

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

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


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RE: Atlantic Airways Crash At Guatemala City

Wed Sep 19, 2001 8:14 pm

Here is another photo of the accident

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


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