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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Friday 9 October 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic M28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL-Mielec M28 Skytruck
Registration: YV1769
MSN: AJE001-02
First flight: 1995
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Las Minas (   Honduras)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The aircraft was damaged while landing on a soggy airstrip in Las Minas, Honduras with about 4000 kgs of cocaine on board. The remains were trucked away by the Honduran military authorities and later seen at Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU) where it was stored without wings, tail fin and engines.

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photo of PZL-Mielec-M28-Skytruck-YV1769
accident date: 09-10-2009
type: PZL-Mielec M28 Skytruck
registration: YV1769
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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