Accident description
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 7 March 1997
Time:09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Operator:Travelair
Registration: N851JA
C/n / msn: 913
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Guapiles (   Costa Rica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Tortuquero Airport (TTQ), Costa Rica
Destination airport:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica
Narrative:
Crashed in a triple canopy jungle after engine problems.

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» NTSB
» Scramble
» WAAS


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Distance from Tortuquero Airport to San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport as the crow flies is 98 km (62 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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