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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Friday 20 September 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Nicaragua
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lago Xolotlán (   Nicaragua)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Managua Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane crashed in a lake shortly after take-off. It carried 5000 pounds relief supplies for victims of Hurricane "Fifi" in the western part of Nicaragua.

Sources:
» La Nación 7 October 1974, p25A


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