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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156869
Last updated: 19 November 2021
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Date:20-JUN-2013
Time:10:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-17
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Nicaragua
Registration: 334
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Managua, near the Momotombo Volcano -   Nicaragua
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:El Papalonal
Destination airport:Managua
Narrative:
The helicopter reportedly suffered mechanical problems and fell some 1,500 meters out of the sky and exploded on impact at the edge of Lake Managua.
All 10 men aboard were killed, including Colonel Manuel Antonio López García, Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

Sources:

http://www.nicaraguadispatch.com/news/2013/06/10-feared-dead-in-helicopter-crash-in-nicaragua/7913
http://www.xairforces.net/newsd.asp?newsid=2714&newst=1#.WBx07meQz5o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jun-2013 02:33 gerard57 Added
21-Jun-2013 03:00 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Jun-2013 03:00 krasatpi Updated [Location, Narrative]
21-Jun-2013 07:06 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
04-Nov-2016 12:10 gerard57 Updated [Registration, Source]
16-Aug-2017 10:42 TB Updated [Time, Operator]

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