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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 29 March 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188C Electra
Operator:Mex-Jet Cargo
Leased from:
Registration: XA-AEG
C/n / msn: 1147
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D13A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY) (   Panama)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
Destination airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Narrative:
At start up one of the propellers hit a ground power unit. The no. 2 prop disintegrated with debris puncturing the fuselage. A small fire is said to have erupted.



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Distance from Panama City-Tocumen International Airport to Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport as the crow flies is 1351 km (845 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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