Guatemala

Head of Guatemalan Armed Forces Died in Helicopter Crash

Friday, August 22, 2014
By George Hatcher

A Bell 206 helicopter belonging to Guatemala’s Air Force crashed in a wooded mountainous area of the western province of Huehuetenango in Guatemala, on August 20. The Interior Secretary Mauricio Lopez confirmed that Gen. Rudy Ortiz, the head of the Guatemalan military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as 4 other military officers died... »

Guatemala Plane Crash Kills 2 Americans

Friday, April 4, 2014
By George Hatcher
Guatemala Plane Crash Kills 2 Americans

A fatal plane crash in Guatemala killed two Americans on Tuesday April 1, 2014. The Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion #L732JY crashed into a mountain in El Carrizal village, Esquipulas Palo Gordo municipality, San Marcos department of Guatemala, located some 250 km towards west of Guatemala City. The spokesman for the Departmental Municipal Firefighters, Cecilio... »

Guatemala: Chopper Crash

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
By George Hatcher
Guatemala: Chopper Crash

Ex army officer Ramón Rodríguez Toledo, and his passengers Luis Paiz and Andrés Berger were aboard a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter that crashed in a coffee plantation in Guatemala between Villa Canales and Fraijanes. Andrés Berger was the copilot. The flight took off at 17:48 on Monday but lost communication with ATC shortly... »

Crash in Nuevo Porvenir, 6 fatalities

Saturday, June 29, 2013
By George Hatcher
Crash in Nuevo Porvenir, 6 fatalities

A Cessna 206 Stationair #XB-MSN or XB-MSI en route from Aeropuerto Internacional de Tapachula MMTP to Hermanos Serdán International Airport in Puebla crashed thirty minutes after takeoff near Nuevo Porvenir, Guatemala. The plane was not authorized to fly in Guatemala, and crashed near the border of Mexico. No homes, buildings or outbuildings were damaged.... »

Contract Air Cargo Freight Convair Damaged in Guatemala Landing

Saturday, May 12, 2012
By George Hatcher
Contract Air Cargo Freight Convair Damaged in Guatemala Landing

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Gary Chambers What: IFL Group/Contract Air Cargo Convair CV-440 en route from Miami to Guatemala City Where: Guatemala City When: May 11th 2012 Who: 2 crew Why: The Contract Air Cargo freight flight landing in Guatemala City on Friday had a less than stellar... »

Helicopter crashes into houses in Antigua, 4 Injured

Sunday, April 22, 2012
By George Hatcher
Helicopter crashes into houses in Antigua, 4 Injured

What: Bell 206L helicopter Where: Antigua, Guatemala When: April 15, 2012 Who: Four injured Why: A helicopter flying over Antigua for aerial photography crashed into two houses at 9:30 in the morning. No residents were at home at the time of the crash. Three Guatemalans and one American were injured in the crash. The... »

Small Plane Crashes into Guatamalan Zoo, 3 fatalities, Zookeeper Burned

Saturday, April 21, 2012
By George Hatcher
Small Plane Crashes into Guatamalan Zoo, 3 fatalities, Zookeeper Burned

What: Piper PA-23-250 Aztec for sightseeing tour of city Where: Aurora Zoo, Guatemala City When: April 21, 2012 Who: 3 fatalities Why: The Piper took off from La Aurora International Airport and crashed into the Aurora Zoo beside the Esquilandia playground. The pilot of the aircraft, Alex Quezada, 35, Oscar Calderon, 22, who was... »

Guatamalan Rescue Chopper Crashes after Attempted Rescue

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
By George Hatcher
Guatamalan Rescue Chopper Crashes after Attempted Rescue

What: Guatemalan air force helicopter Bell UH1H Where: Quebrada Seca, Petén Guatemala When: Feb 28 2012 10 am Who: 10 fatalities Why: After a civilian chopper crashed, the Guatemalan air force helicopter on a regular Tuesday mission went to assist in the rescue but crashed en route. The seven officers and three air force... »

Six Fatalities in Guatemalan Crash

Thursday, May 14, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: Six-seat twin engine plane en route from the La Aurora to Belize bound for the neighboring country of Belize. Where: Guatemala City 200 yards (meters) from the airport When: Thursday 1942 GMT Who: Passengers included four Francisco Marroquin University professors; pilot Hector Ramos, and passengers Rafael Araneda, Claudia Porras of Araneda, Joseph Godoy,... »

3 Spaniards 1 Guatemalan die in Helicopter Crash.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
By George Hatcher
3 Spaniards 1 Guatemalan die in Helicopter Crash.

What: Helicopter en route from Guatemala’s northern El Peten Province Where: rainforest in the rural province of Verapaz, some 185 miles (300 kms) northeast of the capital Guatemala City in northern Guatemala When: Thursday Who: Spanish businessman Virgilio Casado was piloting the helicopter along with fellow Spaniards Jose Luis Briz Mateo and Juan Calvo... »

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