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Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Datum:maandag 1 juni 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aerolineas Nacionales
Registratie: TI-1022
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:binnen Nicaragua (   Nicaragua)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San José-La Sabana Airport, Costa Rica
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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