Aviateca Flight 901

Aviateca Flight 901Wednesday August 9, 1995
Crashed into Mt. Chichontepec volcano at 5,900 ft. at night during heavy rain and thunderstorms. Possible damage to the aircraft's DME due to lightning. Confusion between the pilot and ATC due to bad weather and a diversion. The Ground Proximity Warning System had sounded and power was applied but too late.

Crash Details

DateWednesday August 9, 1995
LocationMt. Chichontepec, San Vincente, El Salvador
Passengers58
Crew7
Fatalities65
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-737-2H6
OperatorAviateca
RegistrationN125GU
Flight OriginGuatemala City
Flight Destination San Salvador
Mt. Chichontepec, San Vincente, El Salvador
Aviateca
Boeing B-737-2H6
1995