Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 17 March 2000
Time:ca 09:30
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:AeroPerlas
Registration: HP-1267APP
C/n / msn: 624
First flight: 1979-05-15 (20 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Carreto (   Panama) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (BLB/MPLB), Panama
Destination airport:Puerto Obaldia Airport (PUE/MPOA), Panama
Narrative:
The AeroPerlas Twin Otter departed Aeropuerto Marcos A. Gelabert at 08:46 for a flight of about 55 minutes to Puerto Obaldia. The aircraft disappeared some 20 minutes prior to the ETA. En route altitude was 7500 feet and weather conditions allowed VFR. At first the aircraft was thought to have been hijacked to Colombia. On March 22 however a search party aboard HP-1355 found the wreckage on a mountainside 12.5nm from Puerto Obaldia at 11:35. The wreckage was found at the 2500 feet level of a 2790 feet high mountain.

Sources:
» Diario El Universal de Panamá


Photos

photo of de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 LN-BNH
LN-BNH was sold to de Havilland Canada as C-FTOT after 25 years in service with Widerøe and immediately sold on to Aeroperlas, November 1994
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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 Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport to Puerto Obaldia Airport as the crow flies is 236 km (148 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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