NTSB Identification: MIA99WA260
Accident occurred Friday, September 17, 1999 in LA TINTA, Guatemala
Aircraft: Aero Commander 500S, registration:
Injuries: 6 Fatal.

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

On September 17, 1999, about 1130 Atlantic standard time, an Aero Commander 500S, Guatemalan registration TG-RBK, registered to a private individual, crashed near La Tinta, Guatemala, while on a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and a flight plan was filed. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot and five passengers were fatally injured. The flight was terminating at the time of the accident.

The flight originated from La Aurora International Airport, and was en route to a farm near La Tinta, about 60 miles northeast of Guatemala City, when according to a witness, the airplane crashed about 300 meters short of the runway at a farm near La Tinta. The witness also stated that there were several reported thunderstorms along the projected route of flight.

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

Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics La Aurora Airport, Zone 13 Guatemala City, Guatemala Telephone: 011-502-231-7250

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

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