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Last updated: 19 September 2020
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Date:Tuesday 26 May 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Operator:Aero Servicios
Registration: HR-ASN
C/n / msn: 14009
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) N off Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU) (   Honduras)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Narrative:
While 1,5 km out on a lower than normal approach to runway 19, the aircraft banked sharply to the left and crashed in a valley.
CAUSE: Stalled in turbulent conditions at a low altitude.

Classification:
Turbulence
Loss of control

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