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Accident description
Last updated: 19 November 2017
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Date:Thursday 21 January 1999
Time:ca 08:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Nicaragua
Registration: 152
C/n / msn: 14206
First flight: 1985
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7,5 km (4.7 mls) from Bluefields Airport (BEF) (   Nicaragua)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Managua-Augusto C Sandino Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Destination airport:Bluefields Airport (BEF/MNBL), Nicaragua
Narrative:
The Antonov took off from Managua at 07:10 for a relief flight to Bluefields; ETA being 08:30.
While approaching Bluefields, the crew were told that they could not land right away, because another aircraft was blocking the runway.
The plane later crashed in a mountainous area.

Sources:
» La Tribuna
» Scramble 344


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Distance from Managua-Augusto C Sandino Airport to Bluefields Airport as the crow flies is 259 km (162 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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.
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