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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90331
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8TV
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Sandinista (FAS)
Registration: 269
Fatalities:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 23
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near La Cruz, RAAS -   Nicaragua
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Bluefields
Plunged into the Matagalpa River (Río Grande de Matagalpa) in the La Cruz de Río Grande municipality, Région Autónoma del Atlántico Sur shortly after taking off on an internal flood relief flight; only the co-pilot survived.


1. Military Aviation Disasters, by David Gero, p142

Revision history:

19-Feb-2011 17:27 TB Added
25-Feb-2011 05:02 TB Updated [Location, Narrative]
26-Feb-2011 18:05 TB Updated [Operator, Source]

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