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Last updated: 17 October 2017
Date:Sunday 10 November 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-25
Operator:Aeronica - Aerolineas Nicaraguenses
Registration: YN-BXW
C/n / msn: 18284/161
First flight: 1965-07-14 (26 years 4 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Managua Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
A fire occurred due to the ignition of leaking high-pressure oxygen during replenishment of oxygen supplies.


» Airport Business Management & Development April 1996 (11)
» Scramble 154


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
14 JUL 1965 N8133N Eastern Airlines
28 AUG 1981 YN-BXW Aeronica


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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Boeing 727

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