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Last updated: 27 October 2021
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Date:Tuesday 12 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:TACA de Nicaragua
Registration: AN-AAR
MSN: 5-AT-13
First flight: 1928-12-14 (16 years 6 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Puerto Cabezas Airport (PUZ) (   Nicaragua)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Puerto Cabezas Airport (PUZ/MNPC), Nicaragua
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed. Remains of the plane were sent to the USA May, 1976 and used by EAA in the rebuild of N8407.
At least one crew member was killed (Capt. Rene Blandón).

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium
» Nicaraguan Air Force: 1934 – 1953


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