Unfallbericht:A Curtiss C-46 aircraft, operated by Aerolineas Nacionales, departed San José-La Sabana Airport, Costa Rica at 06:21 on a flight to a farm airstrip near Volcán. It was supposed to transport a cargo a meat from Volcán to Curaçao.
|Datum:||Montag 1 Juni 1959|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||innerhalb Nicaragua (Nicaragua)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||San José-La Sabana Airport, Costa Rica|
The airplane never arrived at Volcán. Instead, it landed at an unknown location in Costa Rica were a cargo of arms was loaded on the plane. It then departed for Nicaragua to support the armed uprising against President Somoza.
The airplane was shot down by a Nicaraguan Air Force P-51 fighter plane and crashed. All aboard were reportedly killed. It is not known if there were additional passengers on board.
» Air Combat Information Group
» La Nacion - May 31, 1959
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.