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Accident description
Last updated: 27 May 2016
Date:Saturday 22 August 1942
Type:Lockheed 14-WF62 Super Electra
Operator:KLM West-Indisch Bedrijf
Registration: PJ-AIP
C/n / msn: 1410
First flight: 1938
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS) (   Trinidad and Tobago)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS/TTPP), Trinidad and Tobago
Destination airport:Curaçao-Hato International Airport (CUR/TNCC), Netherlands Antilles
Crashed shortly after takeoff.

» 22.08.1942 PJ-AIP Lockheed 14F-62 Super Electra "Parkiet" / H. Dekker


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Distance from Port of Spain-Piarco Airport to Curaçao-Hato International Airport as the crow flies is 845 km (528 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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