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Last updated: 30 July 2021
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Date:Thursday 29 August 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-50-DK (DC-3)
Operator:SAHSA - Servicio Aéreo de Honduras SA
Registration: XH-SAF
MSN: 34406/17139
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Juticalpa Airport (JUT) (   Honduras)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Juticalpa Airport (JUT/MHJU), Honduras
Destination airport:Catacamas Airport (CAA/MHCA), Honduras
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed after takeoff from Juticalpa.



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Distance from Juticalpa Airport to Catacamas Airport as the crow flies is 51 km (32 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3364th loss
  • 1271st fatal accident
  • 305th worst accident (at the time)
  • 440th worst accident (currently)
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