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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 14 August 1982
Time:08:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic ARVA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI Arava 201
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Nicaragua
Registration: 223
C/n / msn: 006
First flight: 1972
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Managua-Augusto C Sandino Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Managua-Augusto C Sandino Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Arava banked after takeoff and crashed about 150 m from the airport in the Barrio neighbourhood of Managua.

Sources:
» Scramble 290
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» Ocala Star-Banner - Aug 15, 1982


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IAI Arava

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