NTSB Identification: CEN10WA150
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Aircraft: CESSNA 421, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On March 10, 2010, at 2006 coordinated universal time, a Cessna Aircraft Company 421B, Guatemalan registered TG-JYM, owned and operated by Copreca S.A., was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Toncontin International Airport (MHTG), Tegucigalpa, Honduras. A post impact fire ensued. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. The flight was originating at the time of the accident and was en route to Moral Ramon Villeda Airport, San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

The Honduran investigators reported that shortly after departure the pilot reported a mechanical problem and was returning to the airport when the airplane impacted terrain one mile to the west of the airport.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Honduran government. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Honduran government. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

SECRETARÌA DE OBRAS PÙBLICAS, TRANSPORTE Y VIVIENDA
DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE AERONAUTICA CIVIL
Apartado Postal 30145
Tegucigalpa, M. D. C., Honduras, C. A.

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