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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Datum:Samstag 7 Dezember 1940
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-33 (DC-2)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Corps - USAAC
Kennzeichen: 36-78
Werknummer: 1511
Baujahr: 1936
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Puntarenas (   Costa Rica)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Managua Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Flug nach:Colón-France Field (ONX/MPEJ), Panama
Forced landing in uneven country near Puntarenas due to one engine on fire. One occupant was injured.

» Evening Star 8 December 1940, p10
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Managua Airport to Colón-France Field as the crow flies is 751 km (469 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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