Accident Cessna 404 , Thursday 8 September 1983
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Date:Thursday 8 September 1983
Time:05:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 404
Owner/operator:Alianca Revolucionaria Democrática (ARDE)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Managua Airport -   Nicaragua
Phase: Combat
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Honduras
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
"Cessna bi-motor" antisandinista bombed Managua Airport. Shot down by AAA and crashed (suicidal ?) into airport tower and building. Crew Agustín Román Maradiaga and Sebastián Muller (Miskito Indian)**. ARDE also ex (defected) Nicaraguan Air Force Cessna 337D*** and North American T-28 used* in such operations (9 September 1983 Corinto)*****.
****an unidentified Cessna 404 Titan (CIA/Summit Aviation ?), opf. the "Contras" crashed while two airplane bombing Managua Airport during civil war during 1982; up to three Cessnas involved in such operations.


El Tiempo 9 September 1983, p10A**/24 September 1983, p10A*
Scramble******* (dead link)
La Nación 9 September 1983, p1+20A**/10 September 1983, p1+20A*****

Revision history:

13-Mar-2017 21:16 TB Added
13-Mar-2017 22:16 TB Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2017 08:20 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
01-Oct-2017 19:40 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2017 19:01 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Oct-2017 06:04 TB Updated [Other fatalities]

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