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Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Datum:Freitag 15 Dezember 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46
Fluggesellschaft:Líneas Aéreas de Nicaragua - LANICA
Kennzeichen: AN-AOE
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Flug nach:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Unfallbericht:
The Curtiss departed Las Mercedes Airport at 11:00 for an IFR cargo flight to Miami. Shortly after takeoff control difficulties forced the crew to return to the airport. On final approach the plane went into a spin and crashed at an angle of 45-50deg on its right wing. A fire erupted.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to cargo displacement towards the rear of the aircraft during the takeoff run or immediately after taking off."



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Distance from Managua-Las Mercedes Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1629 km (1018 miles).

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.
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