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
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
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 an Airbus A320-233 in Tegucigalpa: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 30, 2008 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EI-TAF
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Salvador – Tegucigalpa – Miami
MSN:
1374
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
TA390
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
118
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
11899
Captain / Total hours on type:
8514.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1607
Copilot / Total hours on type:
250
Aircraft flight hours:
21957
Aircraft flight cycles:
9992
Circumstances:
On landing on runway 02, the aircraft did not decelerate as expected and overrun. It came onto a street, destroyed several cars and came to rest in a wall. The captain and two passengers were killed as two other people in ground vehicles. At least 81 passengers were injured. The aircraft was destroyed. At the time of the accident, the tropical depression called Alma hung over the city with high winds and strong rains.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Tegucigalpa: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 16, 1998 at 0730 LT
Registration:
YS-14C
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guatemala-Tegucigalpa
MSN:
31-7300940
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Tegucigalpa: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 1, 1997 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
88-4408
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Milwaukee-Tegucigalpa-Panama City
MSN:
5161
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
USAF408
Country:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3

Crash of a Douglas DC-6 near Tegucigalpa: 10 killed

Date & Time: Feb 25, 1989
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HR-AKZ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
44642
YOM:
1955
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
While approaching Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport, the crew failed to realize his altitude was too low when the aircraft collided with a mountain about 27 km from the Airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all 10 occupants were killed. They were completing a humanitarian mission on behalf of USAid.

Crash of a Douglas C-47-DL in Yoro: 25 killed

Date & Time: Jul 25, 1977 at 0800 LT
Operator:
Registration:
301
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Yoro - Tegucigalpa
MSN:
6096
YOM:
1942
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
36
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
25
Circumstances:
During initial climb, the left engine failed and caught fire. Control was lost and the airplane crashed in a mountainous terrain located few km from the airport. 25 occupants were killed while 15 others were injured. All passengers were employees of local companies travelling with family members.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine during initial climb.

Crash of a Douglas DC-6A near Tegucigalpa: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 27, 1973
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HR-TNO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Miami - Tegucigalpa
MSN:
45476/977
YOM:
1958
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While descending to Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport on a cargo flight from Miami, the four engine airplane struck the slope of a mountain and crashed 16 km from the destination. The aircraft was destroyed and all three crew members were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.114 Heron 1B in Tegucigalpa: 6 killed

Date & Time: May 26, 1970
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HR-ASN
Survivors:
No
MSN:
14009
YOM:
1953
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
On final approach to Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport, the crew lost control of the airplane that crashed in a little valley located 1,5 km short of runway 19 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all six occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control on final approach at low altitude caused by turbulences.