Fatal Collision at Puerto Lempira Airfield: Tragic Motorcycle-Aircraft Accident Leaves Two Dead

2023-07-04 06:40:00

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Two people were killed in a collision between a light aircraft and a motorcycle at the Puerto Lempira airfield in the department of Gracias a Dios in eastern Honduras, local publication El Heraldo reports. A couple on a motorcycle died.

The accident occurred during the landing approach of a Cessna 206 aircraft. The motorcycle crashed into it on the runway. The identity of the dead has not yet been established.

Firefighters and police arrived at the scene. Erica Urtejo Echeverría, deputy of the Gracias a Dios department, expressed condolences to the families of the victims on social networks and demanded that the authorities allocate funds for the construction of fences around the airfield. She stressed that she repeatedly asked for this, but the money was never allocated.

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