Accident Boeing 767-2S1ER N767TA, Tuesday 6 April 1993
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Date:Tuesday 6 April 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic B762 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 767-2S1ER
Owner/operator:TACA International Airlines
Registration: N767TA
MSN: 23494/141
Year of manufacture:1986
Total airframe hrs:27558 hours
Cycles:14723 flights
Engine model:General Electric CF6-80A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 236
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA) -   Guatemala
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:San Salvador-Comalapa International Airport (SAL/MSLP)
Destination airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
TACA flight TA 510 departed San Salvador on a regular flight to Los Angeles (LAX). An intermediate stop was planned in Guatemala City (GUA).
Weather at La Aurora Airport was poor. Rain showers were in the area. Visibiity was 3 miles under a 2000 feet broken cloud ceiling. Wind was 30 degrees at 8 kts. The flight was cleared to land on runway 19, which meant a tailwind landing. The airplane touched down at 3500 ft (1070 m) down the 9030 ft (2763 m) long runway at a speed which was 17 kts above the Vref. The thrust reversers deployed, but the airplane could not be brought to a halt on the runway. The pilot-in-command steered the airplane to the left some 100 ft (300 m) short of the runway end. At that point the 767 still had a 90 knot ground speed. The aircraft struck the perimeter fence, went down a hill, crashed through a cinder block house and struck another house. Three people on the ground were injured.


Air Safety Week 12 April 1993 (page 2,3)
Flight International 11-17 May 1994 (p.46)
IATA 1993 listing
NTSB id DCA93RA036
Scramble 168



photo (c) Steve Jordi; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA); April 1993; (CC:by)

photo (c) David Huntzinger; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA); 08 April 1993; (CC:by)

photo (c) David Huntzinger; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA); 08 April 1993; (CC:by)

photo (c) David Huntzinger; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA); 08 April 1993; (CC:by)

photo (c) William Dekker; San Salvador-Comalapa International Airport (SAL)

photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Miami International Airport, FL (MIA); 25 December 1987

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