NTSB Identification: MIA97WA085
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 19, 1997 in GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
Aircraft: Israel Aircraft Industries 1124A, registration:
Injuries: 5 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On February 19, 1997, about 0306 central standard time, a Westwind II, YV160CP, registered to Inversiones Lift Off, operated as an executive corporate flight, crashed on approach to the La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight plan was filed. The airplane was destroyed. The pilot-in-command, first officer, flight attendant, and two American passengers were fatally injured. The flight originated from Lima, Peru, about 4 hours 31 minutes before the accident.

According to the Director General De Aeronautical Civil, the pilot was cleared for a Localizer DME Arc Runway 01 Approach, and was instructed to report established on the DME Arc at 7 miles. Radio and radar contact was lost. The airplane was located 9 miles south of the airport.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Guatemala. Any further information may be obtained from:

Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil Aeropuerto Internacional "La Aurora" Zona 13 Ciudad Guatemala, Guatemala Telephone: (011) 502-3-317282

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained for the Government of Guatemala.

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