Unlawful Interference Curtiss C-46F Commando YN-BRG, Monday 10 May 1982
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Date:Monday 10 May 1982
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46F Commando
Owner/operator:Aeronica - Aerolineas Nicaraguenses
Registration: YN-BRG
MSN: 22579
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Puerto Limón Airport (LIO) -   Costa Rica
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bluefields Airport (BEF/MNBL)
Destination airport:Corn Island Airport (RNI/MNCI)
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

La Nacion 11-5-1982

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