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Accident description
Last updated: 24 February 2018
Date:Monday 25 July 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Hondureña
Registration: FAH-301
C/n / msn: 6096
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 40
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Yoro Airport (ORO) (   Honduras)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Yoro Airport (ORO/MHYR), Honduras
Destination airport:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Crashed into mountainous terrain after failure of the no. 1 engine.

» Lakeland Ledger - Jul 26, 1977


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Distance from Yoro Airport to Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport as the crow flies is 123 km (77 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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