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Last updated: 21 November 2019
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 24 noviembre 1997
Hora:10:15
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic NOMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
GAF Nomad N.24A
Operador:Rollins Air
Registración: HR-AQY
Numéro de série: 38
Año de Construcción: 1977
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 10
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 12
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:La Ceiba (   Honduras)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:La Ceiba-Goloson International Airport (LCE/MHLC), Honduras
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Roatán Airport (RTB/MHRO), Honduras
Descripción:
Returned due to bad weather at destination Roatan; crashed on approach. The no. 2 (right) engine reportedly suffered an uncontained failure and partially broke away, moving down and inboard. The propeller cut through the fuselage. The engine failure was reportedly the result of a collision with a buzzard or vulture.

Fuentes:
» Fatalities and Destroyed Civil Aircraft Due To Bird Strikes 1912-2002 / John Thorpe (International Bird Strike Committee ISBC26/WP-SA1)
» La Prensa
» La Tribuna


Fotos

photo of GAF-Nomad-N-24A-HR-AQY
accident date: 24-11-1997
type: GAF Nomad N.24A
registration: HR-AQY
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from La Ceiba-Goloson International Airport to Roatán Airport as the crow flies is 73 km (45 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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