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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:Mittwoch 22 Juli 1964
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Líneas Aéreas de Nicaragua - LANICA
Kennzeichen: AN-AKY
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:5 km (3.1 Meilen) von Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Flug nach:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
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.

» 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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