Accident
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Datum:Samstag 8 Mai 1999
Zeit:19:21
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:Vanair
Kennzeichen: YJ-RV9
Werknummer: 694
Baujahr: 1980
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:11 km (6.9 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Port Vila (   Vanuatu) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Espirítu Santo-Pekoa Airport (SON/NVSS), Vanuatu
Flug nach:Port Vila-Bauerfield Airport (VLI/NVVV), Vanuatu
Unfallbericht:
The Vanair de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter crashed into sea near Port Vila (Vanuatu) in a heavy rain squall. Five survivors were able to swim ashore. Seven other occupants presumably drowned.

Informationsquelle:
» Tommy Maurer
» World Airline Accident Summary- Airclaims
» Alive! / by Neil Watts and William Johnsson (Adventist Review, 11.11.1999)


Fotos

photo of de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 G-BHXG
G-BHXG was sold to Schreiner Airways as PH-STG and after a lease to Pelangi Air (9M-PEH) sold to Vanair, May 1990
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Map
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 Espirítu Santo-Pekoa Airport to Port Vila-Bauerfield Airport as the crow flies is 270 km (169 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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