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Last updated: 21 January 2022
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 12 mayo 1961
Hora:12:25 GMT
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-4 (DC-3)
Operador:Lineas Aéreas Costarricenses - LACSA
Registración: TI-1006C
Numéro de série: 4960
Año de Construcción: 1942
Horas Totales de la Célula:30385
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Cerro Arenal (   Costa Rica)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 1432 m (4698 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:San José-La Sabana Airport, Costa Rica
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Upala Airport (UPL/MRPP), Costa Rica
Descripción:
The DC-3 impacted the side of a mountain at 4700 feet, 20 minutes after takeoff from San José-La Sabana Airport Costa Rica.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "The aircraft was a little off course at the time of the accident, possible because of the strong northeast winds in the area. A slightly premature descent had been made apparently without the crew noticing the hill, because of a stratus formation."

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Distance from San José-La Sabana Airport to Upala Airport as the crow flies is 65 km (41 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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