Narrative:The DC-6, operated by Nicaraguan rebel forces, was dropping military supply and food when it was shot down by government forces.
|Date:||Saturday 23 January 1988|
|Operator:||Fuerza Aérea Sandinista|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||40 km (25 mls) E of San Carlos (Nicaragua)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
|Departure airport:||Islas Del Cisne Airport (MHIC), Honduras|
|Destination airport:||Islas Del Cisne Airport (MHIC), Honduras|
The aircraft had completed dropping 11 loads of weapons, food, ammunition and clothing, each weighing about 800 pounds. The first ground-fired missile struck one of the engines on the right hand wing but the plane continued flying for some 20 miles. It was then struck by a second missile and four minutes later crashed.
» Scramble Vol. 9, nr. 09 (p.36)
» NY Times, 25-1-1988
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Islas Del Cisne Airport to Islas Del Cisne Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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.