TACA airlines plane crashes
The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares. The numbered events are those involving at least one passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur. The events below only include events that occurred since 1970. TACA merged with Avianca in 2013.
- 30 May 2008; TACA A320-200; flight 390; Tegucigalpa, Honduras:
The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from San Salvador, El Salvador, to Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
The aircraft landed, overran the runway, went down an embankment, and struck several vehicles.
One of the six crew members and two of the 118 passengers were killed. Two people outside the aircraft were also killed.
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24 May 1988; TACA 737-300; near New Orleans, LA:
The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Belize City Belize to New Orleans.
The aircraft was approaching the New Orleans airport when it encountered heavy precipitation, including hail up to 1.25 inches (32 mm) in diameter.
The aircraft experienced a dual engine flameout at about 16,200ft due to water ingestion, and the flight crew were able to establish emergency electrical power at about of 10,500ft.
The crew was unsuccessful in their attempts to restart the engines, and had to execute an emergency landing on a grass strip on a levee on the Intercoastal Waterway (after initially planning to ditch the aircraft on the waterway).
The flight crew successfully made an unpowered landing and none of the 45 occupants were injured.
The aircraft was repaired and flown off the levee.
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6 April 1993; TACA 767-200; Guatamala City, Guatemala: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from San Salvador, El Salvador, to Guatemala City, Guatemala, The aircraft landed in rainy conditions, touching down about 3,500 feet down the 9,030 foot runway, at about 17 knots higher than its intended landing speed. The aircraft departed the runway, went through a perimeter fence, and crashed into a nearby neighborhood. None of the nine crew members or 227 passengers were killed, but three people on the ground were injured.
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