Accident Mil Mi-8TV 265, Thursday 9 December 1982
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Date:Thursday 9 December 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mil Mi-8TV
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Sandinista (FAS)
Registration: 265
Fatalities:Fatalities: 84 / Occupants: 92
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near San Andres de Bocay -   Nicaragua
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed and burned in mountainous terrain at Ayapal of Jinotega Departamento. The helicopter was destroyed. 84 killed and 8 injured/survived. The massive loss of life resulted from the large number of children on board makes this the second deadliest helicopter crash in history.


1. Military Aviation Disasters, by David Gero, p136
2. Hamburger Abendblatt 11.12.1982, p13
3. La Nación 10 December 1982, p27A/12 December 1982, p1+20A/19 February 1983, p11A
4. The New York Times, 1982 Dec. 12, p5

Revision history:

19-Feb-2011 17:17 TB Added
26-Feb-2011 18:07 TB Updated [Operator, Source]
24-Jan-2013 08:49 TB Updated [Source]
30-Sep-2017 16:49 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Sep-2017 17:50 TB Updated [Source]
10-Mar-2022 13:24 PolandMoment Updated [Narrative]
30-Apr-2023 12:37 RDV Updated

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