Crash-aerien 31 JAN 1998 d'un Let L-410 registration unknown - Puerto Limón Airport (LIO)
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Date:samedi 31 janvier 1998
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410
Compagnie:Atlantic Airlines (Nicaragua)
Immatriculation: registration unknown
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Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 21
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Puerto Limón Airport (LIO) (   Costa Rica)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Bluefields Airport (BEF/MNBL), Nicaragua
Aéroport de destination:Corn Island Airport (RNI/MNCI), Nicaragua
A Nicaraguan hijacked an Atlantic Airlines twin-engine aircraft with 21 persons on board shortly after takeoff from Bluefields Airport (BEF), Nicaragua. The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight to Corn Island Airport (RNI). Shortly after takeoff, the hijacker doused a passenger and a portion of the aircraft’s interior with gasoline and threatened to ignite it if the plane did not divert to San Andres Island, Colombia. The pilots told the hijacker they did not have sufficient fuel to reach San Andres and convinced him to go to Puerto Limón Airport (LIO), Costa Rica. According to local press reports, the hijacker was arrested without incident by Costa Rican authorities upon his arrival. There were no injuries to passengers or crew members during this incident. The hijacker reportedly is mentally unstable and is an unemployed drug addict.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1998 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Bluefields Airport et Corn Island Airport est de 81 km (50 miles).

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