Narrative:The DC-3 was fired upon by riflemen shortly after takeoff from San José. Several bullets went through the fuselage, a tire was blown out and propeller blade was hit. The plane continued safely to its destination. A Communist leader was aboard the flight and may have been the target of this attack.
|Date:||Thursday 29 April 1948|
|Operator:||Pan American World Airways|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||San José (Costa Rica)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||San José (unknown airport), Costa Rica|
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.