Accident description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 29 November 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-10-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Hondureña
Registration: 799
C/n / msn: 10815
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Turrialba Volcano (   Costa Rica) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Destination airport:Balboa-Howard AFB (BLB/MPHO), Panama
Narrative:
A Douglas C-54D transport plane, operated by the Honduras Air Force, was destroyed in an accident in Costa Rica. It was believed to have crashed near the Turrialba Volcano.

Events:

Sources:
» Scramble 291
» La Nacion - Dec 2, 1974


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Distance from Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport to Balboa-Howard AFB as the crow flies is 1002 km (626 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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