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Last updated: 23 January 2022
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Datum:Samstag 23 Juni 1979
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-76
Fluggesellschaft:Líneas Aéreas de Nicaragua - LANICA
Kennzeichen: AN-BSQ
Werknummer: 18843/170
Baujahr: 1965-08-11 (13 years 11 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 20
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) (   Costa Rica)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flug nach:Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Unfallbericht:
Three flight crew members diverted the aircraft to Costa Rica and requested political asylum.

Informationsquelle:
» US Dept of State cable /1979SANJO02674
» New York Daily News, Sunday, 24 June, 1979


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Managua-Las Mercedes Airport as the crow flies is 1628 km (1018 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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