CFIT Accident Douglas DC-6B YN-CBE, Tuesday 24 May 1988
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Date:Tuesday 24 May 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-6B
Owner/operator:Aeronica - Aerolineas Nicaraguenses
Registration: YN-CBE
MSN: 45175/832
Year of manufacture:1957
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Cerro Fábrega -   Panama
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Panama City-Omar Torrijos International Airport (PTY/MPTO)
Destination airport:Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport (MGA/MNMG)
The DC-6 cargo plane departed Panama City-Omar Torrijos Airport at 05:49 on a flight to Managua, Nicaragua. Last radio contact was with a controller at Puerto Limón, Costa Rica at 06:53.
The wreckage was found in May 1989 on Cerro Fábrega. The aircraft had impacted the mountain at 2808 meters altitude, about 700 meters below the top.


La Nación 25 May 1988, p11A
La Nación 23 May 1989, p8A
La Nación 5 June 1989, p10A
La Nación 15 August 1989, p28A
La Nación 17 August 1989, p1+10A
La Nación 20 August 1989, p1+8A


  • 86th worst accident in 1988
  • 55th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 53rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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