Accident description
Last updated: 26 July 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 27 January 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operator:TAN Honduras (Transportes Aéreos Nacionales)
Registration: HR-TNO
C/n / msn: 45476/977
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) N of Tegucigalpa (   Honduras)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Narrative:
Crashed and burst into flames 10 miles from the airport.

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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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