CFIT Accident Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N HC-BAE, Saturday 18 January 1986
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Date:Saturday 18 January 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N
Owner/operator:Aerovias Guatemala
Registration: HC-BAE
MSN: 40
Year of manufacture:1960
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Avon 531B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 94 / Occupants: 94
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:8 km from Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS) -   Guatemala
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT)
Destination airport:Flores-Santa Elena Airport (FRS/MGFL)
The Caravelle took off from Guatemala City at 07:00 on a flight to Flores. The aircraft crashed in a hilly jungle area after executing a second missed approach procedure. Low lying clouds in the area forced the crew to carry out the missed approaches.


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  • 3rd worst accident in 1986
  • 6th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 6th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Christian Volpati; Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU); November 1982

photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE); 06 October 1972

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