Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 60 near Bajamar

Date & Time: Mar 22, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N990PA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
306-114
YOM:
1976
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in an isolated and uninhabited area located about 14 km east of Bajamar, Honduras. Probably engaged in an illegal mission (drug smuggling flight) as a pack of cocaine and a gun were found in the wreckage. Apparently, nobody was found as the crew disappeared.

Crash of a Gulfstream G200 in Tegucigalpa

Date & Time: May 22, 2018 at 1119 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N813WM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Austin – Tegucigalpa
MSN:
54
YOM:
2001
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5400
Aircraft flight hours:
5299
Circumstances:
On final approach to runway 02, the copilot informed the captain about the fact that the approach speed was too high by 20 knots to the reference speed. The captain replied he would correct this but the airplane landed too far down runway 02, about 993 metres before the end of the runway which is 2,010 metres long but with a displaced threshold, giving a landing distance available of 1,700 metres. Upon touchdown, the aircraft's speed was 142 knots, about 14 knots above the speed reference according to existing conditions and weight and balance. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the airplane overran, went down an embankment, crossed a road and came to rest against a second embankment, broken in two. All six occupants were slightly injured and the aircraft was destroyed. Owned by TVPX, it was operated by Silver Air.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of the followings:
- The crew completed an approach at a speed higher than the reference speed for weight and balance specified in the aircraft checklist,
- Lack of specific information on the length of the runway at Toncontín International Airport by the crew for the approach to runway 02, when landing almost halfway down the runway leaving little distance for effective braking of the systems,
- A late activation of the thrust reverser systems about 0:13 seconds after touchdown was considered as a contributing factor,
- Existing weather conditions were not considered as a contributing factor.
Final Report:

Crash of a Let 410UVP-E3 in Comayagua: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2017 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAH-322
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Comayagua - Comayagua
MSN:
871827
YOM:
1987
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Comayagua-Palmerola AFB when the twin engine aircraft crashed in unclear circumstances onto a building. The captain was killed while the copilot and flight mechanic were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Crew:
Cpt Olvin Emanuel Florez Meraz, pilot, †
Lt Cesar Augusto Banegas Corea, copilot,
Cdt Brayan Daniel Zavala Amaya, flight mechanic.

Crash of a BAe Jetstream 31 in San Pedro Sula

Date & Time: Dec 31, 2012 at 1014 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HR-AWG
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Roatan - San Pedro Sula
MSN:
764
YOM:
1987
Flight number:
EKY734
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
17
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Roatan, crew started the approach to runway 04. After landing, pilot applied brake when the aircraft encountered some problems. It veered off runway to the left, went through a grassy area, lost its undercarriage and came to rest with its nose in a drainage ditch located 40 meters to the left of the runway edge. While all 19 occupants were uninjured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II in Honduras: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 3, 2012 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-OFH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
31-7920034
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crew was performing an illegal flight with 600 kilos of cocaine on board. Accident occurred in unknown circumstances in the Olancho Province, Honduras. As the copilot was injured, the captain was killed in the crash. Aircraft was carrying a Colombian flag at the time of the accident, with a Brazilian registration.

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S in Comayagua: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 8, 2012 at 1125 LT
Operator:
Registration:
TG-JAB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Pedro Sula - Tegucigalpa
MSN:
500-3303
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
For unknown reasons, aircraft was flying low when it hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located in Plan de La Laguna, in the Comayagua National Park. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Let 410 in Cerro de Hula: 14 killed

Date & Time: Feb 14, 2011 at 0802 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HR-AUQ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Pedro Sula - Tegucigalpa
MSN:
91 26 03
YOM:
1991
Flight number:
CAA731
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
While approaching Tegucigalpa-Toncontin in marginal weather conditions, aircraft crashed in Cerro de Hula, fifteen km south of Airport. All 14 occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, visibility was limited to 5 km with few clouds at 700 feet and a broken ceiling at 2,000 feet. For unknown reasons, crew was approaching the airport at a too low altitude.

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle in Tegucigalpa: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 10, 2010 at 1405 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TG-JYM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tegucigalpa-La Mesa
MSN:
421-0403
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

The twin engine aircraft crashed three minutes after takeoff from Tegucigalpa-Toncontin airport. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 303 Crusader in Honduras: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 5, 2009 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4324-G
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
303-00019
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Pilot was performing an illegal flight with a bag containing 25 kg of cocaine on board. He decided to land in a private airstrip in Punta de Ocote but on final, aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in flames on a road, killing an 18 years old motorcyclist. Aircraft was destroyed by post impact fire and pilot was unhurt.

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.