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Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Fecha:viernes 15 febrero 1974
Hora:ca 16:35
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440-38
Operador:Aeroservicios Puntarenas - APSA
Registración: TI-1086C
Numéro de série: 359
Año de Construcción: 1956
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 41
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 45
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:1,5 km (0.9 milles) S of Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Managua-Las Mercedes Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Panama City (unknown airport), Panamá
Descripción:
A Convair CV-440 passenger plane operated by Costa Rican airline APSA was damaged in an accident near Managua, Nicaragua. All 45 on board were unhurt.
The airplane took off from Managua-Las Mercedes Airport bound for Panama. The flight took off towards the east, followed by a procedure turn to the left. During this turn one engine lost power. While circling back for landing, the second engine also lost power.
The aircraft flew a wide turn until a forced landing was made on upsloping terrain to the south of the airport.

Fuentes:
» La Nación - 15 February, 1974
» La Nación - 20 February 1974, p8A


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