Airplane Crash - Managua, Nicaragua 03/05/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Managua, Nicaragua


Date03/05/1959
Time11:35
LocationManagua, Nicaragua
OperatorTACA
RouteLas Mercedes - Tegucigalpa
TypeVickers Viscount 763
RegistrationYS-09C
Cn/In082
Aboard19
Fatalities15
Ground0
SummaryCrashed shortly after takeoff, inverted, into trees. Failure of No. 1 engine on climbout. The non-retraction of the landing gear immediately after the aircraft reached V2. Failure of engine No. 2 a few seconds later. The aircraft banked left, lost altitude and collided with trees. Engine failure cause unknown.

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