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Nicaraguan Pilot Defects Aboard Helicopter To Honduras; Honduras Says Pilot May Be A Spy

LADB Article ID: 073857
Category/Department: General
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 1988
By: Deborah Tyroler

Early on Dec. 7, Nicaraguan pilot Captain Edwin Estrada Leiva of the Sandinista Air Force flew a Soviet-made Mi-25 helicopter gunship to a Honduran military base in an apparent defection. Nicaragua has requested the pilot's extradition and is se...

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