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Accident description
Last updated: 5 October 2015
Date:Thursday 30 June 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operator:TAN Honduras (Transportes Aéreos Nacionales)
Registration: HR-TNG
C/n / msn: 42887/36
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU) (   Honduras)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
The DC-6 aircraft made a visual approach to runway 01 at Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU), landing under very strong NNE winds. It ran off the runway into a drainage ditch. The undercarriage was damaged beyond repair. A few months later the airplane was sold and scrapped.

Runway excursion

» Amado Aguiluz F. (E-mail 14-5-2011)


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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 Miami International Airport, FL to Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport as the crow flies is 1482 km (926 miles).

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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