Plane Crash Kills 14 in Honduras

15 February 2011 (Last Updated February 15th, 2011 18:30)

A Let L-410 Turbolet of Central American Airlines has crashed near Tegucigalpa in Honduras, killing all 14 people onboard. The plane, which was carrying two pilots and 12 passengers, was due to land at Toncontin International Airport on Monday. The National Service of Civil Av

A Let L-410 Turbolet of Central American Airlines has crashed near Tegucigalpa in Honduras, killing all 14 people onboard.

The plane, which was carrying two pilots and 12 passengers, was due to land at Toncontin International Airport on Monday.

The National Service of Civil Aviation said the crash took place at 7am local time (13.00 GMT), after air traffic controllers instructed the pilots to land the plane.

A preliminary investigation has been launched for the crash, and it is known that there was fog in the area at the time of crash.

Tincontin International Airport is considered hazardous for plane landing and take-off due to its short runway, old navigation equipment and surrounding hills.

Nearly ten planes have crashed in and around the airport since 1989, according to Sky News.