Crash of a BAe Jetstream 31 in Utila: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 10, 2009 at 0200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV1467
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Metropolitano-Carora
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

The aircraft was performing an illegal flight with 1,500 kg of cocaine on board. While flying in low visibility due to bad weather conditions and night, the crew elected to divert to Utila airport. On descent, both engines quite and the aircraft crashed in a wooded area. One crew member was killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 off Utila

Date & Time: Apr 4, 1990
Operator:
Registration:
HR-ALH
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Ceiba – Útila
MSN:
180
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Útila Airport runway 25, the crew was blinded by the low sun position and failed to realize his altitude was insufficient. The aircraft struck the water surface and crashed in the sea about 50 meters offshore and less than 300 meters short of runway 25 threshold. All 20 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas C-47-DL in Útila

Date & Time: May 28, 1980
Operator:
Registration:
HR-SAC
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4232
YOM:
1941
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Útila Airport, the airplane was too low. It struck a concrete wall, lost its undercarriage and crash landed. There were no casualties.