NTSB Identification: FTW00RA128
Accident occurred Monday, April 17, 2000 in NEVAJ, Guatemala
Aircraft: Cessna TU206F, registration: N59143
Injuries: 7 Fatal.

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

On April 17, 2000, approximately 1030 central standard time, a Cessna TU206F single engine airplane, N59143, was destroyed upon impact with terrain while in cruise flight near Nevaj, Guatemala. The airline transport rated pilot and the six passengers aboard the airplane were fatally injured. The airplane was owned and operated by Wings of Hope, Inc., of Chesterfield, Missouri. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the humanitarian relief flight for which a company VFR flight plan was filed. The flight departed from the village of Mayalan, in the Province of Quiche, at 0930 local, with Huehuetenango as its intended destination. The wreckage of the airplane was located 48 hours after the accident in a remote mountainous region of the country, at an estimated elevation of 9,750 feet msl.

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

Direccion General de Aviacion Civil Aeropuerto Internacional "La Aurora" Zona 13 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala America Central

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the DGAC of the Republic of Guatemala.

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