ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 OB-1153 San Antonio del Estrecho
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Date:Thursday 27 August 1992
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:Transportes Aéreos Nacionales de la Selva - TANS
Registration: OB-1153
MSN: 316
First flight: 1971
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near San Antonio del Estrecho (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Iquitos Airport (IQT/SPQT), Peru
Destination airport:El Estrecho Airport (SPEE), Peru
The float-equipped Twin Otter crashed into the jungle 35 yards from the Algodon River when attempting an emergency landing after power loss of the engines. The aircraft had departed Iquitos at 11:25 hours on a flight to El Estrecho, a village on the border with Colombia.
The airplane carried the dual military serial FAP304.

All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

» Flight International
» Scramble 161
» Scramble 162
» El Informador 29 October 1992, p6A


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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 Iquitos Airport to El Estrecho Airport as the crow flies is 163 km (102 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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