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Accident description
Last updated: 25 November 2015
Date:Friday 15 February 1974
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Convair CV-440-38
Operator:Aeroservicios Puntarenas - APSA
Registration: TI-1086
C/n / msn: 359
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Destination airport:Panama City (unknown airport), Panama
A Convair CV-440 passenger plane operated by Costa Rican airline APSA was damaged in an accident near Managua, Nicaragua. All 48 on board were unhurt.
The airplane took off from Managua-Las Mercedes Airport bound for Panama when one of the two engines lost power. The pilot carried out a forced landing outside the airport.

» La Nacion - Feb 15, 1974


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