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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Date:samedi 23 janvier 1988
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Compagnie:Nicaraguan Contras
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 9 / à bord: 10
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 9 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:40 km (25 milles) E of San Carlos (   Nicaragua)
Phase de vol: En cours de manoeuvre (MNV)
Aéroport de départ:Islas Del Cisne Airport (MHIC), Honduras
Aéroport de destination:Islas Del Cisne Airport (MHIC), Honduras
The DC-6, operated by Nicaraguan rebel forces, was dropping military supply and food when it was shot down by government forces.
The aircraft had completed dropping 11 loads of weapons, food, ammunition and clothing, each weighing about 800 pounds. The first ground-fired missile struck one of the engines on the right hand wing but the plane continued flying for some 20 miles. It was then struck by a second missile and four minutes later crashed.

» Scramble Vol. 9, nr. 09 (p.36)
» NY Times, 25-1-1988


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