Crash-aerien 20 FEB 1967 d'un Douglas DC-6 HR-SAS - Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU)
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Date:lundi 20 fvrier 1967
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Compagnie:SAHSA - Servicio Aéreo de Honduras SA
Immatriculation: HR-SAS
Numéro de série: 42894/56
Année de Fabrication: 1947
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 4 / à bord: 50
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 55
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU) (   Honduras)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:San Pedro Sula-Ramon Villeda Morales Airport (SAP/MHLM), Honduras
Aéroport de destination:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Numéro de vol: 203
SAHSA Flight 203 took off from La Mesa at 08:15 for a 32-minute flight to Tegucigalpa. The flight was uneventful and the crew were assigned runway 01 for landing. The landing was normal and smooth, but the propeller reverser system failed. The crew were unable to move the throttles into the reverse-position. The aircraft had passed the point were a go-around could be attempted, so the brakes were used. The two outermost tires from the main gear legs burst. Nearing the end of the runway, a ground-loop was attempted. The DC-6 ran off the runway and the nose gear ran into a ditch, followed by the left main gear leg. The left wing fuel tank burst and the aircraft caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "According to the reports by the crew, the probable cause of the accident was the failure of the reverse pitch control mechanism. The Board was not able to confirm or deny this because the fire had obliterated all traces of any possible cause."


photo of Douglas-DC-6-HR-SAS
accident date: 20-02-1967
type: Douglas DC-6
registration: HR-SAS
photo of Douglas-DC-6-HR-SAS
accident date: 20-02-1967
type: Douglas DC-6
registration: HR-SAS

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre San Pedro Sula-Ramon Villeda Morales Airport et Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport est de 171 km (107 miles).

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