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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162360
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:06-DEC-1987
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Owner/operator:private
Registration: TI-AHG
MSN: 28277
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:San Juan del Norte -   Nicaragua
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:La Ceiba, Honduras (08:00)
Destination airport:San Jose, Costa Rica (12:03)
Narrative:
Fired at by AK-47 after violating Nicaraguan airspace. Force-landed on beach due to fuel leak. US pilot James Jordan Denby (57) arrested and released 23 January 1988. Airplane, built 1955, current as N1073Y.

Sources:

http://articles.latimes.com/1987-12-09/news/mn-18495_1_contras
http://www.skywar.ru/contras.html
La Nación 7 December 1987, p10A/8 December 1987, p10A/10 December 1987, p10A/12 December 1987, p10A


Images:

Photo of TI-AHG courtesy AirHistory.net


Pavas - Tobías Bolaños International (MRPV / SYQ)
4 April 1984; (c) Jan Makkus

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Nov-2013 13:37 gerard57 Added
01-Oct-2017 20:30 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
06-Oct-2017 18:59 TB Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Oct-2017 12:19 TB Updated [Time, Registration, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Oct-2017 13:05 TB Updated [Narrative]

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