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Atlanta-Bound Delta Airlines Flight Diverts After Bird Strike

Delta Airlines flight DL-552 had to divert and make an emergency landing in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on July 23rd.

The Boeing 737-700 plane heading from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to Atlanta, Georgia, was diverted due to a bird strike.

The plane landed safely. All 110 people aboard remained unharmed.

Southwest Airlines Makes Emergency Landing on Roatan Island

Southwest Airlines flight WN-607 had to divert and make an emergency landing on Roatan Island, Honduras, on May 29th.

The Boeing 737-700 was heading from San Jose, Costa Rica, to Baltimore, Maryland, when smoke was detected in the cabin, prompting the crew to divert to Roatan.

The plane landed safely. There were 140 passengers and 8 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Southwest Airlines Plane Diverts to Honduras due to Smoke Indication

Southwest Airlines flight WN-607 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras, on May 29th.

The Boeing 737-700, flying from San Jose, Costa Rica, to Baltimore, Maryland, was mid air when the crew reported smoke in the cabin, prompting the plane to divert.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 148 people onboard remained unharmed.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

Small Plane Crashed in Honduras; 4 Killed

A small, two-engine plane crashed a few kilometers outside of Puerto Lempira, in the La Mosquitia region of Honduras, sometime in the evening of August 16.

The incident happened when the plane was carrying valuables to a bank in Puerto Lempira from Goloson International Airport, La Ceiba.

All 4 people aboard died in the crash. The victims included 2 crew members and 2 security guards.

The cause of accident is not clear at the moment.

Honduras Crash in Rio Abajo

A Bell 407 helicopter carrying Honduran political candidate Juan Hernandez to a rally in Juticalpa developed mechanical problems.

The helicopter made noises indicating problems, fell, and lost its tail in Rio Abajo, Guaymaca. No injuries were reported of the six aboard: Hernandez, wife Ana Garcia, the president of Honduras, Rafael Leonardo Callejas, mayor of Tegucigalpa, Ricardo Alvarez and campaign coordinator, Oscar Alvarez.

The helicopter crashed from low altitude. No cause has been determined for the accident. Hernandez continued on the campaign trail in another chopper.

Tragedy in Honduras

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Contact photographer Nelson Mejia

What: Central American Airways – CAA Let L-410UVP-E20 en route from San Pedro Sula-Ramon Villeda Morales Airport to Tegucigalpa-Toncontin
Where: Santa Ana, Cerro de Hula Honduras
When: Feb 14 2011
Who: 2 crew, 12 passengers, 14 fatalities
Why: The Central American Airways flight from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa departed from San Pedro Sula at 07:04 for the 40 minute flight to Tegucigalpa and crashed at 8:02 in a forested area.

Crash victims include labor leader, Israel Salinas Castellanos and Pedro Sula businessman Carlos Chahine, who served as minister Economy. The plane’s captain was Eduardo Ernesto Pach Pineda, and co-pilot Andersón Mejía. Salinas Elvir and Rodolfo Rovelo were also killed in the crash.

1. Captain Oscar Anderson
2. Captain Eduardo Pach
1. Plutarch Molina
(Business Building)
2. Peter Jhon
3. Howar Jeams
4. Chuk Tom Klein
5. Joaquin Fernandez
6. Leda Cabrera
7. July Alvarenga
8. Israel Salinas
9. Carlos Chaín
10. Alejandra Figueroa
11. Rodolfo Rovelo
12. Sara Villacorta

Honduran President Makes Unanticipated Landing

What: West Wind
Where: Palmerola US military base
When: September 06 2010
Who: Honduran President Porfirio Lobo
Why: The plane called “West Wind” made an unplanned landing at the US military base in Palmerola (Soto Cano air base in Comayagua) when it developed technical problems at 8000 feet. An indicator light that flashed on board the West Wind jet that instigated the decision to land.

Lobo was flying to New Orleans to sign scholarship agreements to support the 50 best students from low-income families who graduate from high school will be sent on scholarship to good U.S. universities.

The plane is being checked out and the President may continue on a different plane.

Taca A320 Overrun in Tegucigalpa

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Contact Photographer Mario J Craig

What: Taca A320 en route from San Salvador (El Salvador) to Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Where: Tegucigalpa
When: May 30th 2008
Who: 124 passengers and 11 crew
Why: On landing at Tegucigalpa, the A320 overran the runway of Tegucigalpa Toncontin Airport’s runway 2. The crash occurred in bad weather. Overrunning the runway, the plane continued to crash into a store and cars.

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