Narrative:The no. 2 engine failed and the aircraft entered a descending turn which continued until impact with the sea.
|Date:||18 APR 1990|
|Type:||de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200|
|C/n / msn:|| 131|
|First flight:|| 1968|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 19|
|Total:||Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 22 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1,5 km (0.9 mls) off Contadora Airport (OTD) (Panama)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Contadora Airport (OTD), Panama|
|Destination airport:||Panama City-Paitilla Airport (PAC/MPMG), Panama|
» NRC Handelsblad 19.04.1990
» Scramble Vol.11, nr.12
» The Pittsburgh Press - Apr 20, 1990
N187SA was bought by Ram Air International in February 1990 and leased to AeroPerlas.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Contadora Airport to Panama City-Paitilla Airport as the crow flies is 66 km (41 miles).
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.