The approach in to Toncontin airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras is probably one of the more challenging things in civil aviation. Here’s how it looks from the ground -
And here’s how it looks from the cockpit – be sure to listen up for the dialogue at the end.
And finally, here’s what it looks like when you’re doing it wrong.
Flight 390 operated by El Salvador airline TACA with an Airbus A320 overran the runway upon landing at 9:45 am today at Toncontin Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Local press reports indicate the aircraft skidded off the runway, veered onto a road and smashed into a car and a building. The aircraft was reportedly broken into three parts and was spewing more than 2,000 gallons of fuel.