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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90331
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:19-JUL-1986
Time:
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
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 23
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near La Cruz, RAAS -   Nicaragua
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Bluefields
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

1. Military Aviation Disasters, by David Gero, p142


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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