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Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Monday 27 August 1984
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Unknown
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Jinotega (   Nicaragua)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:El Aguacate Airport (MHGE), Honduras
Destination airport:El Aguacate Airport (MHGE), Honduras
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 transport plane was engaged in a military operation to supply a right-wing rebel group that was fighting Nicaragua's revolutionary Sandinista government. The aircraft was shot down by a soldier of the Sandinista Popular Army who fired a portable Strela-2M missile (also known as SA-7).

Sources:
» La Nación 30 August 1984, p20A
» skywar.ru
» Nicaragua Says It Downed A Rebel Supply Plane (New York Times, 29-8-1984)


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