Let L-410 crash in Honduras

(Photo: Wikipedia.)
On the 14th of February 2011 a Let-410 of Central American Airways crashed en route to Tegucigalpa in Honduras. All 14 occupants were killed in the accident. 

Writing this on the 15th of February, of course no cause of the crash has been established. Little wind, showers and a few clouds were reported in the area.

The Let L-410 made its first flight in 1969 and it became the most popular 19-seat plane in history. Over 1,100 were produced of this twin engined aircraft, well suited for short range passenger transportation and cargo. Manufacturer was Czech LET.

Today, approximately 500 of the more than 1,100 are still flying. Most of them were delivered to the Soviet Union, but were later sold on to airlines in South America, Africa and Asia. There are a few Let L-410s flying in Europe, commercially and in skydiving operations. The undercarriage is rugged, and suited for unpaved rundways. In the video above you can check out the instrument panel in flight!

Post updated February 16th: On the same date as the crash in Honduras, a cargo Let L-410 operated by African Air Services Commuter, crashed in Congo. The two crew were killed.

Source: Wikipedia

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