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Last updated: 29 June 2016
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Date:Friday 30 January 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U-27A Caravan I
Operator:Liberian Army Air Reconnaissance Unit
Registration: ARU-021
C/n / msn: 208-00055
First flight: 1985
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:64 km (40 mls) SE off Monrovia (   Liberia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Monrovia-Roberts International Airport (ROB/GLRB), Liberia
Destination airport:Cape Palmas-A. Tubman Airport (CPA/GLCP), Liberia
Narrative:
The Cessna 208 was en route to Maryland County, Liberia (presumably Cape Palmas Airport) when it crashed into the sea.

Sources:
» Terry Smith
» Thomas Brügge
» Miami Herald - January 31, 1987


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Distance from Monrovia-Roberts International Airport to Cape Palmas-A. Tubman Airport as the crow flies is 358 km (224 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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