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Last updated: 19 March 2018
Datum:Dienstag 28 November 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-D Tri-Motor
Fluggesellschaft:TACA de Honduras
Kennzeichen: XH-TAN
Triebwerk: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:N of Tegucigalpa (   Honduras)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Flug nach:San Pedro Sula-Ramon Villeda Morales Airport (SAP/MHLM), Honduras
Crashed when a wing failed in flight. The structure had probably weakened due to vibration, turbulence and constant operation from rough fields.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport to San Pedro Sula-Ramon Villeda Morales Airport as the crow flies is 171 km (107 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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