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Date:lundi 3 octobre 1983
Heure:ca 09:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Compagnie:Unknown
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Rio Blanco, Matagalpa (   Nicaragua)
Phase de vol: En cours de manoeuvre (MNV)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:El Aguacate Airport (MHGE), Honduras
Aéroport de destination:El Aguacate Airport (MHGE), Honduras
Détails:
A U.S.-registered Douglas C-47 transport plane was engaged in a military operation to supply a right-wing rebel group that was fighting Nicaragua's revolutionary Sandinista government. The aircraft flew at a low altitude in the area of Wanawás to drop supplies. While manoeuvering in the area, a soldier of the Sandinista Popular Army fired a portable Strela-2M missile (also known as SA-7). The missile hit the left hand engine but did not explode. The cabin filled with smoke, forcing the pilot to carry out a forced landing. The crew initially survived but the co-pilot died of his injuries on 26 October 1983.

Sources:
» La Nación 9 November 1983, p2
» skywar.ru
» The Indianapolis News (October 5, 1983)
» La trampa de Wanawás (magazine.com.ni, 9 July 2017)
» El Siglo de Torreon 6 October 1983, p8


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