Video - Dangerous Landing at Toncontin

Loyal blog reader “prop-er” sent in this crazy video, showing a very risky landing of a Boeing 737 at Toncontin International Airport (TGU/MHTG), Honduras. I won’t spoil this breathtaking video, you just have to see for yourself! Just for your information: The runway is only 2163m (7096ft) short.

6 Responses to “Video - Dangerous Landing at Toncontin”


  1. 1 Reboot Nov 13th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    What the heck was going on in that cockpit?

    The approach was simply horrible: that steep turn just a couple hundred feet over the land and then, overspeeded, they couldn’t avoid the ground effect and so they landed (as they say in the video) just in the middle of the runaway.

    There are even 747’s in the airport so the landing shouldn’t be that complicated.

    Those two cannot be called pilots. They should be called terrorists. I wouldn’t like to be inside that aircraft at that moment.

  2. 2 Fergus Nov 24th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    that was just crasy

  3. 3 Ahmed Alhaddi Dec 13th, 2009 at 8:32 am

    I think the pilot is crazy or he is an excellent pilot.

  4. 4 Richard G. Anderson Dec 15th, 2009 at 6:40 am

    The pilot obviously blew the approach and should have executed a go around. Remind me not to ever fly this Airline. The runway is more than adaquate for a 737 if the approach is even reasonable.

  5. 5 Samir Assal Dec 26th, 2009 at 10:24 am

    This Pilot must be an ex-airforce fighter pilot

  6. 6 P. Rosa Feb 7th, 2010 at 2:07 am

    I have made hundreds of landings with the 737 into “Tagu”. On that particular approach there is a 7 degree Glide angle to the runway. You MUST be configured and on speed as you turn final and on the 737, FULL FLAPS and practically unspooled ” over the fence” You plan to land on the numbers…This is a Special Qualification Airport. The bigger aircraft seen on the tarmac have better performance than the 737….never underestimate “Tagu”….or it will hurt you !

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