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Last updated: 22 October 2021
Date:Sunday 12 December 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC One-Eleven 412EB
Operator:Líneas Aéreas de Nicaragua - LANICA
Registration: AN-BBI
MSN: 111
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 511-14
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:San José (   Costa Rica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport (SAL/MSSS), El Salvador
Destination airport:Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Three hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba. Plane stormed/hijackers arrested. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport to Managua-Las Mercedes Airport as the crow flies is 362 km (226 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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