ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-6B YN-CBE Cerro Fábrega
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Date:Tuesday 24 May 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operator:Aeronica - Aerolineas Nicaraguenses
Registration: YN-CBE
MSN: 45175/832
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cerro Fábrega (   Panama)
Crash site elevation: 2808 m (9213 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Panama City-Omar Torrijos International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
Destination airport:Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
The DC-6 cargo plane departed Panama City-Omar Torrijos Airport at 05:49 on a flight to Managua, Nicaragua. Last radio contact was with a controller at Puerto Limón, Costa Rica at 06:53.
The wreckage was found in May 1989 on Cerro Fábrega. The aircraft had impacted the mountain at 2808 meters altitude, about 700 meters below the top.


» La Nación 25 May 1988, p11A
» La Nación 23 May 1989, p8A
» La Nación 5 June 1989, p10A
» La Nación 15 August 1989, p28A
» La Nación 17 August 1989, p1+10A
» La Nación 20 August 1989, p1+8A


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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 Panama City-Omar Torrijos International Airport to Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport as the crow flies is 812 km (507 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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