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Accident
Last updated: 8 December 2016
Status:Voorlopig
Datum:dinsdag 20 juli 1999
Tijd:ca 11:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:La Costeña
Registratie: YN-CED
Constructienummer: 208B-0341
Bouwjaar: 1993
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 14
Totaal:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:50 km (31.3 mijl) W of Bluefields (   Nicaragua)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Managua Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bluefields Airport (BEF/MNBL), Nicaragua
Vluchtnummer: 046
Beschrijving:
The Grand Caravan YN-CED was equipped with a Garmin 100 GPS. At some time prior to the flight the GPS was removed because it was to be used in a helicopter operated by La Costeña. The airplane departed Managua (MGA) on a flight to Bluefields (BEF). The descent for Bluefields was started prematurely.
The Caravan flew into a remote hillside of the Cerro Silva at approx. the 2000 feet level. the aircraft was on a VFR flight in weather conditions including low clouds and rain. Safety altitude in the area was 2700 feet.


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» Avión se estrelló por "razones desconocidas"(El Nuevo Diario 25-9-1999)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Managua Airport en Bluefields Airport bedraagt 259 km (162 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.
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