Guerrilla Legend’s Plane Crashes in Nicaragua

June 15, 2007

MANAGUA – A small plane owned by former Sandinista revolutionary hero turned-Contra, Edén “Comandante Cero” Pastora, crashed in a Managua neighborhood, but the four people aboard were not injured, officials said Sunday.

The former guerrilla commander was not aboard the aircraft when it went down in the northern Managua neighborhood of Acahualinca June 9.

Pastora’s plane landed nose first in a sandy bank after suffering engine problems and was rendered inoperable by the accident.

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights
Costa Rica
199 views
Costa Rica
199 views

In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights

The Tico Times - March 19, 2019

Sergio Rojas, a leader of the Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night in the indigenous territory of…

‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed
Costa Rica
1471 views
Costa Rica
1471 views

‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2019

Sergio Rojas, a leader of the indigenous Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night, the government confirmed. Rojas…

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development
Changemakers
301 views
Changemakers
301 views

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development

Susan W. / Peace Corps Volunteer - March 19, 2019

Some rural communities struggle with lack of resources and recreational activities. In my experience, the majority of the people in…