Narrative:Returned due to bad weather at destination Roatan; crashed on approach. The no. 2 (right) engine reportedly suffered an uncontained failure and partially broke away, moving down and inboard. The propeller cut through the fuselage. The engine failure was reportedly the result of a collision with a buzzard or vulture.
|Date:||Monday 24 November 1997|
|Type:||GAF Nomad N.24A|
|C/n / msn:|| 38|
|First flight:|| 1977|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||La Ceiba (Honduras)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||La Ceiba-Goloson International Airport (LCE/MHLC), Honduras|
|Destination airport:||Roatan Airport (RTB/MHRO), Honduras|
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from La Ceiba-Goloson International Airport to Roatan Airport as the crow flies is 73 km (45 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.