Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 30 March 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Libyan Ministry of Agriculture
Registration: 5A-DCP
C/n / msn: 605
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN) (   Libya)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Twin Otter contacted another aircraft while taxiing on the ramp. The aircraft was then moved off to the side of the apron area and jacked up so that repairs could be carried out. An unusually strong wind came up a few days later and blew the aircraft over. It was broken up and parted out.

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 199


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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