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Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 30 January 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Panameña - FAP
Registration: FAP-215
C/n / msn: 237
First flight: 1982-03-16 (5 years 11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:within Darién Province (   Panama)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Panama City-Omar Torrijos International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Struck a mountain near the Colombian border. The airplane was en route to an airport in the Darién Province of Panama. The wreckage was found after about two weeks.

Sources:
» LA DESAPARICIÓN DEL CASA 212 FAP No 215
» El Tiempo 1 February 1988, p9C


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