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Last updated: 27 January 2022
Estado:Preliminar
Fecha:viernes 4 diciembre 1970
Hora:14:15
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operador:Fuerza Aérea Nicaragua
Registración: 411
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1 km (0.6 milles) de Turrialba Volcano (   Costa Rica)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panamá
Descripción:
A Douglas C-47 transport plane, operated by the Nicaragua Air Force, flew into a mountainside surrounding the Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica. All six on board, three crew and three civilian passengers, were killed.
There was a storm in the area with heavy rainfall at the time of the accident.

Fuentes:
» La Nacion 4-12-1970


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Distance from Managua-Las Mercedes Airport to Panama City-Tocumen International Airport as the crow flies is 812 km (507 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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