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May 02, 1986

A Salvadoran military transport plane carrying 37 soldiers burst into flames a few minutes after takeoff from Ilopango air base on the outskirts of San Salvador, slammed into a hill and exploded, killing all aboard. Military officials, who blamed the crash on mechanical problems, said the DC-6 was carrying military technicians to Panama for training. The crash was called one of the worst aviation accidents in El Salvador's history.

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