Managua Airport

Fatal crashes in Nicaragua and airlines blacklist

This information page lists the most recent fatal airline accidents in the subregion. Accidents with no fatalities are not listed. You will also find below an updated list of airlines subject to flight restrictions in certain countries.

Crashes in Nicaragua
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
1999
20 Jul
Nicaragua
Near Bluefields
La Costena
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (YN-CED)
 16
 16 /  0
1999
21 Jan
Nicaragua
Bluefields
Fuerza Aérea Nicaragua
Antonov AN-26 (?)
 28
 28 /  0
1986
30 Oct
Nicaragua
Near Managua
Military - Nicaraguan Air Force
Mil Mi-17 (helicopter) (294)
 23
 21 /  0
1982
9 Dec
Nicaragua
Near San Andres de Bocay
Military - Nicaraguan Air Force
Mil Mi-8 (helicopter) (265)
 88
 84 /  0
1982
14 Aug
Nicaragua
Near Managua
Military - Nicaraguan Air Force
Arava 201 (223)
 20
 20 /  0
1961
15 Dec
Nicaragua
Managua
Lanica
Curtiss C-46 (AN-AOE)
 2
 2 /  0
1960
5 Apr
Nicaragua
Siuna
Lanica
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU (AN-AIN)
 18
 2 /  0
1959
1 Jun
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Aerolineas Nacionales
Curtiss C-46 (TI-1020)
 60
 60 /  0
1959
5 Mar
Nicaragua
Managua
TACA
Vickers Viscount 763 (YS-09C)
 19
 15 /  0
1957
23 Jan
Nicaragua
Ometepe Island
Lanica
Douglas DC-3 (AN-AEC)
 16
 16 /  0
1956
15 Nov
Nicaragua
Puerto Somoza
Aerovias Guest
Douglas C-54A-10-DC (XA-HEG)
 25
 25 /  0
1946
22 Apr
Nicaragua
La Liberiad
TACA
Lockheed 14 Super Electra (AN-ACC)
 21
 20 /  0
Crashes in the region
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.--- See all
2019
9 Mar
Colombia
Vereda La Bendicion
Laser Aereo Colombia
Douglas DC-3 (HK-2494)
 14
 14 /  0
2017
31 Dec
Costa Rica
Punta Islita
Naure Air
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (TI-BEI)
 12
 12 /  0
2016
20 Dec
Colombia
Puerto Carreno
Aerosucre Colombia
Boeing 727-2JOF (HK-4544)
 6
 5 /  0
2016
28 Nov
Colombia
Near La Union
LAMIA Bolivia
Avro RJ-85 (CP-2933)
 77
 71 /  0
2015
31 Jul
Colombia
Near Agustin Codazzi
Military - Colombia Air Force
CASA CN-235-100 (FAC1261)
 11
 11 /  0
2014
24 Dec
Colombia
Near Piedecuesta
Alas de Columbia
Cessna T207A Turbo Stationair 8 (HK-4892)
 7
 7 /  0
2014
3 Dec
Colombia
Near Mariquita
Nacional de Aviación
Piper PA-31 350 Navajo Chieftain (HK-4464 )
 10
 10 /  0
2014
6 Sep
Colombia
Near Puerto Santander
Laser
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo (HK-4755)
 10
 10 /  0
2014
8 May
Colombia
Near San Vicente del Caguan
Alisansa Colombia
Douglas DC-3C (HK-4700)
 6
 6 /  0
2012
30 Apr
Colombia
Sabanagrande
Military -Fuerza Aerea Colombiana
Bell 212 (FAC 4020 )
 13
 13 /  0
2011
14 Feb
Honduras
Near Santa Ana Francisco Morazan
Central American Airways
Let L-410 UVPE-20 (HR-AUQ )
 14
 14 /  0
2010
16 Aug
Colombia
San Andreas Island
AIRES Colombia
Boeing B-737-73V (HK-4882 )
 131
 2 /  0
2008
24 Aug
Guatemala
Near Cabañas
Aéreo Ruta Maya
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (TG-JCS )
 14
 11 /  0
2008
7 Jul
Colombia
Near Bogota
Centurian Air Cargo
Boeing B-747-209BSF (N714CK)
 8
 0 /  3
2008
30 May
Honduras
Tegucigalpa
TACA International Airlines
Airbus A-320-233 (EI-TAF)
 136
 3 /  2
2008
29 May
Panama
Panama City
Military - Servicio Aereo Nacional
Bell UN-1N Huey (SAN-100)
 12
 11 /  0
2007
8 Oct
Colombia
Near Cubarral
Nacional de Aviacion
Let 410 UVP-E10A (HK-4055)
 18
 18 /  0
2006
18 Nov
Colombia
Near Leticia
Aerosucre Colombia
Boeing 727-23F (HK-3667X)
 5
 5 /  0
2005
26 Mar
Colombia
El Embrujo
West Caribbean Airways
Let-410UVP-E (HK-4146)
 14
 8 /  0
2005
13 Jan
Colombia
Manguipayan
Military - Colombian government
Black Hawk helicopter (?)
 20
 20 /  0
2004
7 Dec
Colombia
Near La Macarena
SAVIARE S.A. - Air Taxi
Cessna TU206G (HK-2882)
 6
 6 /  0
2004
15 Oct
Colombia
Near Medellin
Aerovanguardia
Douglas DC-3C (HK-1503)
 3
 3 /  0
2004
2 Jul
Panama
Panama City
Air Trek
IAI 1124 Westwind (N280AT)
 6
 6 /  1
2004
5 May
Colombia
Carepa
Aerotransportes Petroleros
Swearingen SA227AC Metro III (HK-4275)
 7
 3 /  0
2003
18 Dec
Colombia
Mitu
Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas
Douglas DC-9-15F (HK-4246X)
 3
 3 /  0
2002
24 Apr
Honduras
Near Olancho
Private
Cessna 206G (N7344N)
 6
 6 /  0
2002
19 Apr
Colombia
Popayán
SELVA Colombia
Antonov AN-32A (HK-4171X)
 8
 3 /  0
2002
28 Jan
Colombia
Near Ipiales
TAME
Boeing B-727-134 (HC-BLF)
 92
 92 /  0
2001
16 Dec
Colombia
Near Medellin
Heliandes
Let 410UVP-E (HK-4175X)
 16
 16 /  0
2001
28 Nov
Costa Rica
San Jerónimo de Moravia
SANSA
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (HP-1405APP)
 8
 3 /  0
2001
18 Sep
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Atlantic Airlines
LET 410UVP-E (TG-CPE)
 13
 9 /  0
2001
31 Jan
Colombia
El Yopal
Lineas Aereas Suramericanas
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 10R (HK-3932X)
 6
 3 /  0
2000
2 Sep
Colombia
Mount Montezuma
Military - Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Douglas C-47 (FAC1659)
 7
 7 /  0
2000
26 Aug
Costa Rica
Near La Fortuna
SANSA
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan I (HP-1357AAP)
 10
 10 /  0
2000
9 Jul
Colombia
Villavicencio
CORAL Colombia
Curtiss C-46A-60-CS (HK-851P)
 19
 13 /  0
2000
17 Mar
Panama
Near Kuna Yala
Aeroperlas
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (HP-1267APP)
 10
 10 /  0
2000
15 Jan
Costa Rica
San Jose
TACA
Let 410UVP-E (YS-09-C)
 20
 5 /  0
1999
21 Dec
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Cubana de Aviacon
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 (F-GTDI)
 314
 16 /  2
1999
23 Jul
Colombia
Near Orito
Military - U.S. Army
de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 (N5382W)
 7
 7 /  0
1999
4 Jul
Colombia
Villavicencio
LANC Colombia
Douglas DC-6A (HK-1776)
 18
 5 /  0
1999
8 Apr
Colombia
Near Malaga
Aerotaca
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (HK-2760)
 5
 5 /  0
1999
18 Mar
Colombia
Near Tame
ALIANSA Colombia
Douglas DC-3C (C-47A-DK) (HK-337)
 8
 8 /  8
1998
22 Dec
Colombia
Medellín
SELVA
Antonov 32B (HK-3930X)
 5
 5 /  0
1998
1 Nov
Guatemala
Near Quetzaltenango
Living Water Teaching Ministries Charter
Douglas DC-3C (N3FY)
 18
 11 /  0
1998
20 Apr
Colombia
Near Bogota
Air France
Boeing B-727-230 (HC-BSU)
 53
 53 /  0
1997
31 Dec
Panama
Rio Sidra
Parsa
Britten Norman BN-2A Trislander (HP-986PS)
 10
 10 /  0
1997
6 Jul
Colombia
Near Saravena
Military - Colombian Army
Mil Mi-17 (helicopter) (?)
 29
 25 /  0
1997
1 Apr
Honduras
Tegucigalpa
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-130H Hercules (88-4408)
 10
 3 /  0
1997
7 Mar
Colombia
Medellin
Air Pereira
Cessna 500 Citation I (HK-3885)
 4
 4 /  0
1997
19 Feb
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Transpolar
IAI 1124 Westwind (YV-160CP)
 5
 5 /  0
Weather in Managua

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36°C
Partly cloudy
Humidity: 37%
Wind: ESE at 15km/h
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