Date & Time: Sep 8, 1953 at 1316 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Landing (descent or approach)
San Pedro Sula – San Andrés
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The flight which departed from San Pedro Sula Airport on an extra flight with cargo for the San Andrés Mine, took off at 1242LT. The load was properly distributed with the centre of gravity on take-off, within the authorized limits. At 1316LT, following the first and only attempt to land at San Andrés Aerodrome, the aircraft crashed into a nearby mountain approximately 5 kilometers from the aerodrome. Fire broke out on impact and the aircraft and cargo were completely destroyed. The three crew, who were the only parsons on board, were killed.
Failure of the right engine when the pilot wished to obtain maximum power from both engines after a missed landing.