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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 24 March 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operator:Unknown
Registration: N62WS
C/n / msn: 12005
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ciudad Quesada (   Costa Rica)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in a mountainous area of Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica. The airplane was carrying a load of weapons for the Nicaraguan Contras militia.

Sources:
» La Nacion 10 April 1984, p1+10A
» La Nación 8 April 1984, p1+8A
» Skywar.ru
» La Nacion 9 April 1984, p1


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