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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Datum:Montag 9 März 1987
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Aero Express
Kennzeichen: N49454
Werknummer: 10177
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Guarita (   Honduras)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Ungültiger Flug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:?
The DC-3 was shot down by a Honduran Air Force Dassault Mystère fighter plane after the pilot failed to identify himself. The aircraft used the fake callsign HK-303.
Officials said that they suspected the plane was involved in smuggling narcotics.
The airplane had departed Guatemala City at 09:39 on a test flight to El Estor. After takeoff the crew radioed that they wanted to return to Guatemala City. That was the last contact with the flight.

» La Nación 11 March 1987, p1+24A
» Air Combat Information Group
» Aviation Letter 247
» NY Times, 11-3-1987
» El Siglo de Torreon 11 March 1987, p.6
» El Siglo de Torreon 12 March 1987, p.28


photo of Douglas-C-47A-N49454
accident date: 09-03-1987
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: N49454
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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