Vliegtuigongeval op 08 JAN 1981 met Lockheed L-188A Electra HR-SAW - Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA)
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Datum:donderdag 8 januari 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:SAHSA - Servicio Aéreo de Honduras SA
Registratie: HR-SAW
Constructienummer: 1018
Bouwjaar: 1958
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,5 km (0.9 mijl) W of Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA) (   Guatemala)
Fase: Initiële klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
After the plane arrived at La Aurora with one engine shut down and one of the electrical generators malfunctioning, the crew decided to ferry the aircraft to Honduras for repairs. The passengers deplaned and the Electra took off for a three-engined ferry flight.
Shortly after take off, the pilot reported a total loss of hydraulic pressure and difficulty to control the plane. The Electra began to return to La Aurora, but the plane lost altitude until it crashed into some houses 1 mile west of the airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: A second electrical generator was damaged during the take off roll, causing a lack of power to keep the hydraulic pressure above minimums. It was also concluded that the flying controls were mistrimmed.

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photo of Lockheed-L-188A-Electra-HR-SAW
accident date: 08-01-1981
type: Lockheed L-188A Electra
registration: HR-SAW

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 Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport en Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport bedraagt 359 km (225 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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