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Last updated: 28 January 2022
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Datum:Freitag 12 Mai 1961
Zeit:12:25 GMT
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-4 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Lineas Aéreas Costarricenses - LACSA
Kennzeichen: TI-1006C
Werknummer: 4960
Baujahr: 1942
Betriebsstunden:30385
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Cerro Arenal (   Costa Rica)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:San José-La Sabana Airport, Costa Rica
Flug nach:Upala Airport (UPL/MRPP), Costa Rica
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 impacted the side of a mountain at 4700 feet, 20 minutes after takeoff from San José-La Sabana Airport Costa Rica.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "The aircraft was a little off course at the time of the accident, possible because of the strong northeast winds in the area. A slightly premature descent had been made apparently without the crew noticing the hill, because of a stratus formation."

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Distance from San José-La Sabana Airport to Upala Airport as the crow flies is 65 km (41 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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