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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Fecha:sábado 23 junio 1979
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-76
Operador:Líneas Aéreas de Nicaragua - LANICA
Registración: AN-BSQ
Numéro de série: 18843/170
Año de Construcción: 1965-08-11 (13 years 11 months)
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 11
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 20
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) (   Costa Rica)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Three flight crew members diverted the aircraft to Costa Rica and requested political asylum.

» 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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