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Aircraft Taken at
More: SAHSA - Servicio Aereo de Honduras
More: Boeing 727-81
More: Tegucigalpa - Toncontin (Teniente Coronel Hernan Acosta Mejia) (TGU / MHTG)
More: Honduras, May 1987
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More: William L.B.J. Dekker
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Photo added: February 12, 2001
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A visitor from Spain posted Fri May 3, 2013:
As a foreign airline manager, I grew up in touch with airports, airlines, pilots, stewardess & travelling in general. Toncontin is an airport for excellent pilots who have good training and have the added natural ability to land in any kind of runway including short runways. Pilots who are disciplined, who love flying have no stress nor handicaps to land at Toncontin Airport. The basic problem is the negative pubblicity some non knowledgeable people give to the airport. Expert Honduran and American pilots & well trained, land without any danger. The negative pubblicity comes from people who do not have the expertise on aviation matters. The airport runaway is longer and all accidents at this airport have been mechanical failures or human mistakes.

A visitor from - posted Thu November 19, 2009:
Thanks for posting these pics, someone is happy seeing it.

A visitor from - posted Fri May 15, 2009:
I was 5 years old when this picture was taken. I've had connecting flights through this airport and landing here is really great experience, there is just this adrenaline. This picture shows just how short the runway is and how these large aircrafts can land there without problems. Great view of the flaps elevators in position for landing.

A visitor from Denmark posted Thu January 29, 2009:
Amazing picture!

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 27, 2008:
Amazing, i would love to be so close to a plane on landing,dont get blown away lol, strong engines

A visitor from Canada posted Tue November 11, 2008:
The aircraft catches eye immediately and leads it to the runway then on to the end of it leaving you wonder if there is enough room . captivating.

A visitor from - posted Wed April 23, 2008:
Amazing shot , i like the angle of the photograph 727 and runway with a new perspective .

A visitor from - posted Wed November 14, 2007:
Toncontin does not look like a very impressive airport as far as I can see from this view. But, the picture is not about the airport itself. It is about a SAHSA B-727 on final approach. And this is how a B-727 looks like from a rearview.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun August 26, 2007:
The special light effects and position make this an absolutely wonderful photograph. Thanks for posting.

A visitor from Dominican Republic posted Sun August 19, 2007:
Great look of the runway! I love landing at Toncontin.

A visitor from Greece posted Mon July 23, 2007:
Full flaps and cleared to land!

A visitor from Ecuador posted Tue July 3, 2007:
Look at the tale, the pilot is starting to rise the plane's nose, what a good moment!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Wed June 13, 2007:
The photo is so clear, it doesn't look like it was taken in the 80's

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed June 13, 2007:
What an amazing pic

A visitor from Greece posted Thu May 24, 2007:

A visitor from United States posted Tue November 14, 2006:
This picture birngs so many nostalgic memories to so may people from Honduras and friends of Honduras. Gracias

A visitor from United States posted Sat October 14, 2006:
Lovely pic

A visitor from United States posted Sat August 5, 2006:
National Airline Of Honduras. Tegucigalpa is one of the world's most difficult airports to land in. Wish SAHSA was still in the air!

A visitor from United States posted Tue June 6, 2006:
We used to call sahsa stay at home stay alive because of the approaches they had to make between mountains.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri May 26, 2006:
Great picture, I used to work as stewardess since 1984 on Tan Sahsa until the closed.
These photos means a lot to me. Remains every time I landed in TGU

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 8, 2006:
I like this particular picture becouse this happens to be the capital of my country, plus it looks like a very short run way and the mountain in the forefront makes it look very picturesque and risky.

A visitor from Germany posted Fri March 17, 2006:
Exelent photo. wow

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 6, 2006:
From personal experience of landing at TGU, all's this photographer had to do was stand on one of the surrounding hills. TGU is surrounded by mountains; it is breathtaking right before you land there as you have to wrap right around a mountain side! This pictures captures this somewhat

A visitor from United States posted Mon February 6, 2006:
N-I-C-E It must be great to get a photo like that!

A visitor from United States posted Fri January 27, 2006:
Simply amazing

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat January 21, 2006:

A visitor from United States posted Sat January 21, 2006:
Great shot now explain how you got that photo

A visitor from Guatemala posted Wed January 11, 2006:
I've personally experienced landing in Tegucigalpa. At the end the passangers all start clapping.

A visitor from Germany posted Fri December 30, 2005:
Nice shot

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 26, 2005:
Nice picture, Now Explain to me how you got that shot, It looks like that it was taken 50 ft above the ground, Still cool though!

A visitor from Germany posted Sun December 25, 2005:
SXM is a joke! THIS is REAL good spotting

A visitor from Sweden posted Sun December 25, 2005:
Very good shot! It shows the whole runway and airplane

A visitor from Belgium posted Sat December 24, 2005:
Wonderful photo

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 23, 2005:
As a military traveler I've had to land at Toncontin "International", Honduras MANY times. The approach to this very short runway is down through a draw below a ridgeline. The aircraft remains at the same radar altitude during short final. At the other end is a cliff with the All-America Highway below. Quite an approach! Great shot. Thanks for the memories.

A visitor from United States posted Wed September 28, 2005:

A visitor from United States posted Mon September 26, 2005:
Awesome picture at one of the most difficult airports to land in.

A visitor from Spain posted Mon September 12, 2005:
Very good photograph

A visitor from United States posted Mon August 22, 2005:
Wonderful pic man..

A visitor from Austria posted Fri August 19, 2005:
The point of view is exelent

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