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Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Datum:maandag 10 mei 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeronica - Aerolineas Nicaraguenses
Registratie: YN-BRG
Constructienummer: 22579
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 49
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Puerto Limón Airport (LIO) (   Costa Rica)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bluefields Airport (BEF/MNBL), Nicaragua
Vliegveld van aankomst:Corn Island Airport (RNI/MNCI), Nicaragua
Beschrijving:
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.

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» La Nacion 11-5-1982


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bluefields Airport en Corn Island Airport bedraagt 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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