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Accident description
Last updated: 16 August 2017
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Date:Wednesday 22 July 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Operator:Líneas Aéreas de Nicaragua - LANICA
Registration: AN-AKY
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) from Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Narrative:
The Curtiss C-46 transport plane crashed 5 km from Managua's Las Mercedes Airport in Nicaragua. The aircraft suffered an engine failure on take-off and caught fire after performing a forced landing. The cargo consisted of 25.000 pounds of coffee, bound for Miami, Florida, USA.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» La Nacion 23 July 1964, p15


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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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