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Accident description
Last updated: 6 October 2015
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 16 August 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Registration: HP-1397APP
C/n / msn: 208B-0613
First flight: 1997
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca. 9 km W of Panama-Albrook Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (BLB) (   Panama)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (BLB/MPLB), Panama
Destination airport:Chitré Airport (CTD), Panama
An emergency landing was carried out on a small active road in the Arraiján district after an apparent engine failure. The airplane struck a tree, sustaining substantial damage.


Forced landing outside airport

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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 Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport to Chitré Airport as the crow flies is 144 km (90 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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