Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 4 April 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Isle˝a Airlines
Registration: HR-ALH
C/n / msn: 180
First flight: 1968-11-10 (21 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Utila Airport (UII) (   Honduras)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Ceiba-Goloson International Airport (LCE/MHLC), Honduras
Destination airport:Utila Airport (UII/MHUT), Honduras
Narrative:
The aircraft undershot the runway and impacted the water 175 feet short of the runway. The crew were reportedly blinded by the sun.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

Sources:
» e-mail Torstein Heen (29-7-2006)
» Scramble Vol.12, nr.02


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Distance from La Ceiba-Goloson International Airport to Utila Airport as the crow flies is 38 km (24 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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