ACCIDENT OF F-GTDI (46890/77)
December 21st 1999 ; Time: ca 09.40h
NTSB report / statistics
The aircraft overran the wet Runway 19 on landing, went down a steep slope and crashed into 10 houses past the runway end.
Crew: 8 fatalities / 18 on board
Passengers: 8 fatalities / 296 on board
Total: 16 fatalities / 314 on board
Location: Guatemala City-La Aurora (Guatemala)
Nature: Non Scheduled Passenger
Flight: Habana - Guatemala City-La Aurora (Flightnumber 261)
Source: Aviation Safety Network / NTSB
CUBAN AIRLINER CRASHES IN GUATEMALA: A Cubana de Aviacion DC-10 careened off the end of a runway while trying to land at Guatemala City's La Aurora airport Tuesday and crashed into a neighborhood nearby, killing at least 23 people, including 9 on the ground, and injuring dozens more. The plane was carrying 314 pax and crew, including 278 Guatemalan medical students returning home for Christmas from their school in Havana.