Unlawful Interference Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3) N49454, Monday 9 March 1987
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Date:Monday 9 March 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Aero Express
Registration: N49454
MSN: 10177
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:near Guarita, Lempira -   Honduras
Phase: En route
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Guatemala City/La Aurota
Destination airport:
The DC-3 was shot down by a Honduran Air Force CASA C-101BB Aviojet, FAH-238, after the pilot failed to identify himself. The aircraft used the fake callsign HK-303.
Officials said that they suspected the plane was involved in smuggling narcotics.
The airplane had departed Guatemala City at 09:39 on a test flight to El Estor. After takeoff the crew radioed that they wanted to return to Guatemala City. That was the last contact with the flight.


La Nación 11 March 1987, p1+24A
Air Combat Information Group
Aviation Letter 247
NY Times, 11-3-1987
El Siglo de Torreon 11 March 1987, p.6
El Siglo de Torreon 12 March 1987, p.28


photo (c) Terence Burke; Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA); August 1985

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