Monday, August 18, 2014

Honduras: Twin-Engine Aircraft Transporting Bank Funds Disappears

According to The Latin American Tribune, at least four people were killed when a small plane crashed in the La Mosquitia region of Honduras, a military spokesman said Sunday (August 17). 

The twin-engine went down Saturday (August 16) a few kilometers outside Puerto Lempira, a city in Gracias a Dios province, armed forces spokesman José Antonio Sánchez told reporters. 

COMMENT. The aircraft had a heading of  Goloson International Airport in the Caribbean city of La Ceiba to Puerto Lempira, Sánchez said. 

The plane was transporting a two-man crew and two armed security guards for an Honduran bank, Sánchez said. 

The two-engine plane was reported missing Saturday afternoon, but bad weather delayed the search by Honduran Air Force helicopters, officials said.

Of course, the one tiny detail omitted from the news account is…Where are the funds being transported on the twin-engine aircraft…and what was the total value of the funds?

One of the downsides in the most violent country in the world is transporting money. Who can you actually trust? 

This report will be updated as new information becomes available.