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Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Managua

Accident description

  • Oct 14, 2009 at 1600 LT
  • 75
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Test
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Managua-Managua
  • 1G214-02
  • Managua, Managua City District
  • Nicaragua
  • Central America
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

  • The crew, consisted of engineers and pilots, was engaged in a test flight following an engine technical control. The aircraft left Managua-Augusto C. Sandino airport for a check flight and on final approach, the engine stopped. The crew elected to perform an emergency landing in an open field located 800 metres short of runway. All five occupants escaped with minor injuries but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.