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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Monday 22 April 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed B14-S Super Electra
Operator:TACA de Nicaragua
Registration: AN-ACC
C/n / msn: 1401
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:La Libertad Airstrip (   Nicaragua)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Libertad Airstrip, Nicaragua
Destination airport:Managua Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff.

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» The Miami News - Apr 23, 1946
» El Litoral - Apr 24, 1946


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Distance from La Libertad Airstrip to Managua Airport as the crow flies is 109 km (68 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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