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Date:mercredi 23 janvier 1957
Heure:17:18 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Compagnie:Líneas Aéreas de Nicaragua - LANICA
Immatriculation: AN-AEC
Numéro de série: 12312
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 13 / à bord: 13
Total:victimes: 16 / à bord: 16
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Ometepe Island (   Nicaragua)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:San Carlos Airport (NCR/MNSC), Nicaragua
Aéroport de destination:Managua Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
The DC-3 was operating on the flight Managua - Bluefields - San Carlos - Managua. At 16:49 GMT the aircraft took off from San Carlos for the last leg of the flight. En route weather near the Concepcion Volcano was clear, with fog covering the top from 3200 feet. The aircraft was approaching the volcano at 2650 feet when it was seen to suddenly perform a sharp ascending left turn. Control was lost and the plane crashed into the volcano. On impact the right wing was flattened and folded back over one-third of its length and was partially separated from the fuselage. Fire erupted and destroyed the plane.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "According to eyewitnesses, the aircraft made a left turn, i.e. towards the volcano, and there were indications of abnormal conditions when it banked sharply in descent then in rapid climb; this shows that some trouble arose in the operation of the controls, propellers or engines, which unexpectedly caused loss of control. It was impossible to ascertain the cause of this malfunctioning, owing to the condition of the total destruction of the aircraft after impact and fire."

» ICAO Accident Digest No.9, Circular 56-AN/51 (30-31)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre San Carlos Airport et Managua Airport est de 188 km (118 miles).

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