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Datum:maandag 3 oktober 1983
Tijd:ca 09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Unknown
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Rio Blanco, Matagalpa (   Nicaragua)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:El Aguacate Airport (MHGE), Honduras
Vliegveld van aankomst:El Aguacate Airport (MHGE), Honduras
Beschrijving:
A U.S.-registered Douglas C-47 transport plane was engaged in a military operation to supply a right-wing rebel group that was fighting Nicaragua's revolutionary Sandinista government. The aircraft flew at a low altitude in the area of Wanawás to drop supplies. While manoeuvering in the area, a soldier of the Sandinista Popular Army fired a portable Strela-2M missile (also known as SA-7). The missile hit the left hand engine but did not explode. The cabin filled with smoke, forcing the pilot to carry out a forced landing. The crew initially survived but the co-pilot died of his injuries on 26 October 1983.

Bronnen:
» La Nación 9 November 1983, p2
» skywar.ru
» The Indianapolis News (October 5, 1983)
» La trampa de Wanawás (magazine.com.ni, 9 July 2017)
» El Siglo de Torreon 6 October 1983, p8


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