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Last updated: 9 August 2020
Date:Thursday 19 September 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Operator:ANDES - Aerolineas Nacionales del Ecuador
Registration: HC-AMC
C/n / msn: 167
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Crashed shortly after takeoff.

» El Tiempo 20 September 1968, p1+27


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Distance from Managua-Las Mercedes Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1629 km (1018 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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