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Accident description
Last updated: 20 November 2017
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Date:Friday 15 February 1974
Time:ca 16:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
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: 41
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) S of 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
Narrative:
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. The flight took off towards the east, followed by a procedure turn to the left. During this turn one engine lost power. While circling back for landing, the second engine also lost power.
The aircraft flew a wide turn until a forced landing was made on upsloping terrain to the south of the airport.

Classification:
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» La Nación - 15 February, 1974
» La Nación - 20 February 1974, p8A


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