Thursday, April 18, 2019

North American T-28B Trojan, N55500: Fatal accident occurred March 10, 2019 in Escuintla, Guatemala

Rodrigo Ibargüen 

Strong Tower Services LLC Trustee

NTSB Identification: CEN19WA096
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Escuintla, Guatemala
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T28, registration: N55500
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Guatemala has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a NORTH AMERICAN T28 airplane that occurred on March 10, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Guatemala's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All investigative information will be released by the government of Guatemala.


  1. Video of the accident seen here:

  2. Reckless flying. Thankfully no innocents were killed who were probably a wingspan or two away from possible death.

  3. High speed stall? Lost power or consciousness?
    Looks like he just didn’t pull up before the tree line.

  4. There are old pilots & there are bold pilots, but there are no old,bold pilots.