Accident Douglas R4D-4 (DC-3) TI-1006C, Friday 12 May 1961
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Date:Friday 12 May 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas R4D-4 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Lineas Aéreas Costarricenses - LACSA
Registration: TI-1006C
MSN: 4960
Year of manufacture:1942
Total airframe hrs:30385 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Cerro Arenal -   Costa Rica
Phase: En route
Departure airport:San José-La Sabana Airport
Destination airport:Upala Airport (UPL/MRPP)
The DC-3 impacted the side of a mountain at 4700 feet, 20 minutes after takeoff from San José-La Sabana Airport Costa Rica.

Probable Cause: "The aircraft was a little off course at the time of the accident, possible because of the strong northeast winds in the area. A slightly premature descent had been made apparently without the crew noticing the hill, because of a stratus formation."


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