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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Friday 10 July 1959
Time:ca 08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Operator:Aerolineas Nacionales
Registration: TI-1020
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San José-La Sabana Airport (   Costa Rica)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:San José-La Sabana Airport, Costa Rica
Destination airport:Parrita Airport (MRPR), Costa Rica
A propeller blade from the no. 1 engine broke off during takeoff, causing excessive vibration and a fire in the fuel tanks. Debris punctured the fuselage, injuring the captain.

» La Nacion - Jul 11, 1959


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