Narrative:The no. 3 engine suddenly separated with a loud bang during cruise. The no. 4 engine fire warning sounded and the crew attempted to extinguish the fire and feather the prop. The prop wouldn't feather. The cargo was then jettisoned and the aircraft was ditched in a river.
|Date:||Monday 21 December 1987|
|Operator:||Aeronica - Aerolineas Nicaraguenses|
|C/n / msn:|| 45324/963|
|First flight:|| 1958|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Boca Rio San Carlos ( Costa Rica)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Managua Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua|
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.