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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:Freitag 29 November 1974
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-10-DC (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:Fuerza Aérea Hondureña
Kennzeichen: FAH-799
Werknummer: 10815
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Cerro de la Muerte (   Costa Rica)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Flug nach: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.

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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