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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Monday 15 June 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Lineas Aéreas Costarricenses - LACSA
Registration: TI-1002
MSN: 26078/14633
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San Ramon Mts. (   Costa Rica)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ/MRPM), Costa Rica
Destination airport:San Isidro de El General Airport (MRSI), Costa Rica
Crashed into a mountainside in poor weather.

» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (170)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Palmar Sur Airport to San Isidro de El General Airport as the crow flies is 53 km (33 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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