On September 18, 2001, at 0648 mountain daylight time, a LET 410 UVP-E twin engine airplane, Guatemalan registration TG-CFE, was destroyed upon impact with terrain during takeoff from runway 01 at La Aurora International Airport, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The airplane, operating as Atlantic Airlines flight 870, was owned and operated by Atlantic Airlines of Guatemala City, Guatemala. The captain and seven passengers sustained fatal injuries, while the copilot and 4 passengers sustained serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the international flight for which an IFR flight plan was filed and a clearance received for the 161-nautical mile flight. The scheduled flight was originating at the time of the accident. The flight's destination was San Pedro Sula, in the Republic of Honduras.

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

Republica of Guatemala
Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC)
Aeropuerto Internacional "La Aurora"
Zona 13
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Centro America

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

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