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Private plane crash at Roatan, kills 5

Discussion in 'Bay Islands' started by chillyinCanada, May 19, 2019.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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  2. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    Let the internet investigation begin!

    Looks like it fell hard and flat out of the sky, as in a stall.

    I note the two large catamarans in the background. I know it’s not FI, but can’t exactly figure out where that might be, certainly South side. I always figured that “the crash” would be just East, down by Dixon Cove (Mahogany Bay Cruise Ship Port), but where they moor up those two huge cats these days, i dunno.
     
  3. Dan

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  4. EvilOtter

    EvilOtter Nassau Grouper

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    According to La Prensa, it was four Canadians and an American pilot who is also a hotel owner in Trujillo. The engine quit shortly after takeoff and the plane crashed in Dixon Cove. Apparently, rescuers had difficulty getting to the wreck, which was lodged on the iron shore. All died on impact except one man who died en route to medical care. Very sad.
     
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  5. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    Las Palmas, Dixon Cove
     
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  6. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    ABC News says that the US State Department confirms that 4 American passengers and the Canadian pilot were killed:

    4 Americans die in small plane crash in Honduras
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    Thanks for the link. So, the casualties are 4 American passengers & a Canadian pilot, not the other way around as posted earlier.
     
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  8. EvilOtter

    EvilOtter Nassau Grouper

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    Yes, the CBC article has now been updated to reflect this as well.
     
  9. KathyV

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  10. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    Off only by about 9 miles. There is no Isla Bonita per-se, there is a property names Isla Bonita Villas, West Endish, which I can attest with absolute certainty, this is not.

    Love the internet, especially when there’s something bleeding.
     

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