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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Estado:Preliminar
Fecha:martes 20 julio 1999
Hora:ca 11:05
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:La Costeña
Registración: YN-CED
Numéro de série: 208B-0341
Año de Construcción: 1993
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Total:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:50 km (31.3 milles) W of Bluefields (   Nicaragua)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Managua Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bluefields Airport (BEF/MNBL), Nicaragua
Número de Vuelo: 046
Descripción:
The Grand Caravan YN-CED was equipped with a Garmin 100 GPS. At some time prior to the flight the GPS was removed because it was to be used in a helicopter operated by La Costeña. The airplane departed Managua (MGA) on a flight to Bluefields (BEF). The descent for Bluefields was started prematurely.
The Caravan flew into a remote hillside of the Cerro Silva at approx. the 2000 feet level. the aircraft was on a VFR flight in weather conditions including low clouds and rain. Safety altitude in the area was 2700 feet.

Fuentes:
» Avión se estrelló por "razones desconocidas"(El Nuevo Diario 25-9-1999)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Managua Airport to Bluefields Airport as the crow flies is 259 km (162 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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