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Last updated: 12 December 2019
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Date:lundi 1 juin 1959
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46
Compagnie:Aerolineas Nacionales
Immatriculation: TI-1022
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:dans le Nicaragua (   Nicaragua)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:San José-La Sabana Airport, Costa Rica
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
A Curtiss C-46 aircraft, operated by Aerolineas Nacionales, departed San José-La Sabana Airport, Costa Rica at 06:21 on a flight to a farm airstrip near Volcán. It was supposed to transport a cargo a meat from Volcán to Curaçao.
The airplane never arrived at Volcán. Instead, it landed at an unknown location in Costa Rica were a cargo of arms was loaded on the plane. It then departed for Nicaragua to support the armed uprising against President Somoza.
The airplane was shot down by a Nicaraguan Air Force P-51 fighter plane and crashed. All aboard were reportedly killed. It is not known if there were additional passengers on board.

Sources:
» Air Combat Information Group
» La Nacion - May 31, 1959


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