Accident description
Last updated: 27 August 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 1 April 1997
Type:Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 88-4408
C/n / msn: 5161
First flight: 1989
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU) (   Honduras) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Balboa-Howard AFB (BLB/MPHO), Panama
Destination airport:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Narrative:
The aircraft landed long at 2,000 feet past the displaced threshold, with 50 percent flaps, leaving approximately 3,000 feet of runway remaining at a higher-than-normal landing speed; overran the runway. The Hercules hit a concrete drainage ditch, went through a fence, over a sheer 50-foot drop-off and came to rest on a civilian highway interchange where it caught fire.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Air Force News


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Distance from Balboa-Howard AFB to Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport as the crow flies is 1003 km (627 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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