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Datum:zaterdag 7 juni 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-25
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeronica - Aerolineas Nicaraguenses
Registratie: YN-BXW
Constructienummer: 18284/161
Bouwjaar: 1965
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 68
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport (SAL/MSSS), El Salvador
Shortly before the scheduled departure of Aeronica Flight 726 from Sandino Airport in Managua to San Salvador, El Salvador, and on to Mexico City, Mexico, a male youth with a pistol seized control of the aircraft. The youth who was described as a juvenile delinquent in the press, reportedly jumped from the airport terminal observation platform onto the air operations area and ran to the aircraft. The hijacker also claimed to have a hand grenade, which was never substantiated, and threatened to kill some of the passengers unless he was flown to El Salvador and then, allegedly, on to the United States. Approximately three hours after the seizure, the hijacker was overpowered by security officers who were aboard the aircraft. The hijacker was believed to have been arrested.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1986 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport en San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport bedraagt 362 km (226 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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