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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Saturday 3 May 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Operator:TACA de Costa Rica
Registration: TI-84
MSN: 18-2374
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) from Nicoya Airport (NCT) (   Costa Rica)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nicoya-Guanacaste Airport (NCT/MRNC), Costa Rica
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in flames.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 4 May 1947, p1
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» La historia de la aviación en Costa Rica / Carlos Manuel Jiménez G, 1962


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