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Date:Thursday 14 August 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130D-6 Hercules
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Hondureña
Registration: FAH-556
C/n / msn: 3194
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 46
Total:Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 52
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:NW of Mocorón-Durzona Airstrip (   Honduras)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Destination airport:Mocorón-Durzona Airstrip (MHDU), Honduras
Narrative:
Crashed in heavy jungle after missing an assault landing at Mocorón-Durzona Airstrip, Honduras.

Sources:
» NY Times, 16 August 1986
» La Prensa, 16 August 1986


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Distance from Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport to Mocorón-Durzona Airstrip as the crow flies is 337 km (210 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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