Cubana de Aviacon Flight 261

Cubana de Aviacon Flight 261Tuesday December 21, 1999
While attempting to land at La Aurora International Airport, the aircraft overshot the runway, rolled down an embankment and crashed into houses in the La Libertad section of the city. Witnesses say the plane was unable to stop after it began its landing too far down the runway. The crew failed to initiate a go-around after overshooting on a wet runway with insufficient deceleration to make a safe stop. Leased from AOM.

Crash Details

DateTuesday December 21, 1999
LocationGuatemala City, Guatemala
Passengers296
Crew18
Fatalities16
Survivors298
Aircraft TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
OperatorCubana de Aviacon
RegistrationF-GTDI
Flight OriginHavana
Flight Destination Guatemala City
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Cubana de Aviacon
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
1999