NTSB Identification: NYC08RA286.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 24, 2008 in Zacapa, Guatemala
Aircraft: Cessna 208, registration:
Injuries: 11 Fatal,3 Serious.

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

On August 24, 2008, about 1545 universal coordinated time, a Cessna 208, Guatemalan registry TG-JCS, was destroyed during a forced landing, following a loss of engine power while in cruise flight near Zacapa, Guatemala. The two Guatemalan certificated flight crew members, and nine passengers were killed. Three passengers were seriously injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed La Aurora International Airport (MGGT), Guatemala City, Guatemala, destined for El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala.

The airplane was operated by Aero Ruta Maya, and based at MGGT. The airplane experienced a loss of engine power about 15 minutes after takeoff, and crashed during a forced landing attempt to a field. A postcrash fire consumed a majority of the airplane.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC). Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Aeropuerto International La Aurora
Zona 13, Guatemala, C.A. 01013

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

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