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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36339
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:16-DEC-1998
Time:07:30 CST
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-310B Chieftain
Owner/operator:Transportes Aéreos de El Salvador
Registration: YS-14C
MSN: 31-7300940
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Las Mesitas, Tegucigalpa -   Honduras
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City (GUA/MGGT)
Destination airport:Toncontin Airport, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU/MHTG)
Narrative:
On December 16, 1998, about 07:30 central standard time, a Piper PA-31-310, El Salvador registration, YS-14-C, registered to and operated by Transportes Aéreos de El Salvador, collided with terrain while approaching to land at Toncontin Airport, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The aircraft was destroyed and the El Salvador commercial-rated pilot and second pilot were fatally injured. The flight originated from Guatemala City, Guatemala, the same day, about 06:10 CST.

The flight had been cleared for the VOR/DME runway 01 approach. The flight last reported crossing the 5 DME fix inbound on the approach to the VOR. The aircraft wreckage was located on the approach course at about the 6.5 DME position, at an elevation of 5,325 feet. The minimum altitude for the approach at the crash site is 6,700 feet. After crossing the 5 DME fix, a flight can descend to 5,200 feet.

Sources:

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20001211X11614&ntsbno=MIA99RA048&akey=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
25-Jun-2015 15:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Oct-2017 18:39 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2020 15:43 Anon. Updated [Cn]

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