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Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 21 January 1984
Time:11:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic ARVA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI Arava 201
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca
Registration: 856
C/n / msn: 038
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Chuarrancho (   Guatemala)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Arava transport plane crashed while on a supply flight to the Peten Province, Guatemala. It crashed about ten minutes after takeoff, 25 km north of the Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport.

Sources:
» Bangor Daily News - Jan 23, 1984
» Times Daily - Jan 22, 1984
» La Nación 23 January 1984, p20A


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