Vliegtuigongeval op 20 FEB 1967 met Douglas DC-6 HR-SAS - Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU)
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Datum:maandag 20 februari 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:SAHSA - Servicio Aéreo de Honduras SA
Registratie: HR-SAS
Constructienummer: 42894/56
Bouwjaar: 1947
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 50
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 55
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU) (   Honduras)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Pedro Sula-Ramon Villeda Morales Airport (SAP/MHLM), Honduras
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Vluchtnummer: 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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen San Pedro Sula-Ramon Villeda Morales Airport en Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport bedraagt 171 km (107 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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