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Last updated: 22 April 2019
Date:Sunday 4 June 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10F
Operator:Arrow Air
Registration: N68047
C/n / msn: 47801/98
First flight: 1973-05-04 (33 years 1 months)
Engines: 3 General Electric CF6-6D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Managua International Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Managua International Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
The DC-10 cargo plane landed on runway 09 (8012 feet/2450 m long) but failed to stop. It overran the runway by approx 1140 ft (350 m) and came to rest after it had ran across the perimeter fence. The nosegear collapsed, causing substantial damage to the forward fuselage. A left wing fuel leak was quickly contained by the fire services. The aircraft also suffered substantial damage to the no. 1 and 3 engines.

Runway excursion

» Jet desbocado hace violento aterrizaje (El Nuevo Diario, 5-6-2006)


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Managua International Airport as the crow flies is 1628 km (1018 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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