Flugunfall 16 DEC 2005 einer de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 TI-AZQ - Tamarindo Airport (TNO)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Freitag 16 Dezember 2005
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:Nature Air
Kennzeichen: TI-AZQ
Werknummer: 805
Baujahr: 1984
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:80525
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2 km (1.3 Meilen) von Tamarindo Airport (TNO) (   Costa Rica)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:San José-Tobias Bolanos International Airport (SYQ/MRPV), Costa Rica
Flug nach:Tamarindo Airport (TNO/MRTM), Costa Rica
Flugnummer: 330
The DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 sustained substantial damage when it crashed in a forest near Tamarindo Airport, Costa Rica.
The aircraft operated on a flight from San José to Tamarindo and Liberia, Costa Rica.

The Twin Otter was bought by CAAMS LLC in the U.S. to be completely refurbished, but the registration N805WJ expired in 2018.

Probable Cause:

Contributing Factors:
- The cable of the elevator that possibly burst due to progressive wear with a damaged pulley.
- The nearness of the Terrain
- The low speed of the aircraft
- Lack of crew training for this type of emergency.
- The loss of control of the aircraft in a critical phase of the flight, the landing, initially by a mechanical failure and later to human factors.

» Boletín Informativo 2005 / DGAC, Unidad de Investigación de Accidentes


photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-TI-AZQ
accident date: 16-12-2005
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: TI-AZQ
photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-TI-AZQ
accident date: 16-12-2005
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: TI-AZQ

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 San José-Tobias Bolanos International Airport to Tamarindo Airport as the crow flies is 192 km (120 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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