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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 18 July 1993
Time:19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2H6
Operator:SAHSA - Servicio Aéreo de Honduras SA
Registration: N401SH
C/n / msn: 20584/305
First flight: 1972-07-17 (21 years )
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 88
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 94
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Managua Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Destination airport:Managua Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Flightnumber: 415
Narrative:
The Boeing landed firmly on runway 09, skidded to the right off the runway. The nosegear collapsed and both engines were torn off. The aircraft came to rest 200 feet right of the runway.
The weather was bad at the time of the accident: heavy rain and lightning.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Air International September 1993, p.127
» NTSB Safety Recommendation A-94-124
» Scramble 170


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Distance from Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport to Managua Airport as the crow flies is 240 km (150 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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