Airplane Crash - Tegucigalpa, Honduras 02/20/1967

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Tegucigalpa, Honduras


Date02/20/1967
Time08:45
LocationTegucigalpa, Honduras
OperatorSahsa Airlines
RouteSan Pedro Sula - Tegucigalpa
TypeDouglas DC-6
RegistrationHR-SAG
Cn/In42894/56
Aboard55
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryWhile landing, the crew was unable to move the throttles into reverse position. The plane was not able to go-around and a ground loop was attempted. The aircraft ran off the runway into a ditch and the left wing tank ruptured and caught fire. Probable failure of the reverse pitch control mechanism.

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