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Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Datum:Montag 10 Mai 1982
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Aeronica - Aerolineas Nicaraguenses
Kennzeichen: YN-BRG
Werknummer: 22579
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 49
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Puerto Limón Airport (LIO) (   Costa Rica)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Bluefields Airport (BEF/MNBL), Nicaragua
Flug nach:Corn Island Airport (RNI/MNCI), Nicaragua
Unfallbericht:
An Aeronica was approaching the airport of Corn Island, Nicaragua when five men armed with pistols and hand grenades went to the cockpit and commandeered the aircraft.
The aircraft was diverted to and landed at Limon, Costa Rica. At Limon the hijackers surrendered to the custody of Costa Rican authorities and requested political asylum. The aircraft with the crew and remaining passengers were allowed to return to Nicaragua.

Informationsquelle:
» La Nacion 11-5-1982


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Distance from Bluefields Airport to Corn Island Airport as the crow flies is 81 km (50 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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