ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54D-10-DC (DC-4) FAH-799 Cerro de la Muerte
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Date:Friday 29 November 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-10-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Hondureña
Registration: FAH-799
MSN: 10815
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cerro de la Muerte (   Costa Rica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Destination airport:Balboa-Howard AFB (HOW/MPHO), Panama
A Douglas C-54D transport plane, operated by the Honduras Air Force, was destroyed in an accident in Costa Rica.
The wreckage was located 16 May 1975 near Cerro de la Muerte.


» Scramble 291
» La Nación 2 December 1974
» La Nación 31 December 1975, p9A


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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 Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport to Balboa-Howard AFB as the crow flies is 1002 km (626 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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