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Date:Monday 28 December 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Hondureña
Registration: FAH-313
MSN: 20839
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Puerto Lempira Airport (PEU) (   Honduras)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Puerto Lempira Airport (PEU/MHPL), Honduras
Destination airport:Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras
Narrative:
The aircraft gained no height on take-off from Puerto Lempira and crashed into dense vegetation. The pilot and co-pilot died instantly. Several passengers were injured.

Sources:
» El Informador 29 December 1981, p9A
» Scramble 291


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Distance from Puerto Lempira Airport to Tegucigalpa-Toncontin Airport as the crow flies is 391 km (244 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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