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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90328
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:30-OCT-1986
Time:c. 17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8MT
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Sandinista (FAS)
Registration: 294
MSN: 419M08
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Wamblan, Jinotega -   Nicaragua
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Either mechanical failure, weather or groundfire from Contra rebels brought the heilcopter down. Pilot and one passenger survived. Also reported 16 passengers and five crew**.

Sources:

1. Military Aviation Disasters, by David Gero, p143**
2. http://www.scramble.nl/soviet-database?view=default
El Tiempo 22 December 1986, p11A
La Nación 22 December 1986, p22A


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Feb-2011 15:51 TB Added
25-Feb-2011 04:34 TB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
26-Feb-2011 18:04 TB Updated [Operator]
22-Aug-2016 17:25 TB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
05-Oct-2017 20:25 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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