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Last updated: 28 October 2021
Fecha:sábado 12 diciembre 1981
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-25
Operador:Aeronica - Aerolineas Nicaraguenses
Registración: YN-BXW
Numéro de série: 18284/161
Año de Construcción: 1965-07-14 (16 years 5 months)
Motores: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) (   México)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Salvador-Comalapa International Airport (SAL/MSLP), El Salvador
When the passengers were ready to embark the plane, a bomb exploded between the rearmost cabin seat on the left aisle and the cabin wall. The blast tore a 3 feet hole in the fuselage. The captain, two stewardesses and an airport mechanic where injured.

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

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 Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport to San Salvador-Comalapa International Airport as the crow flies is 1251 km (782 miles).

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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