Vliegtuigongeval op 16 DEC 2005 met 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:vrijdag 16 december 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Nature Air
Registratie: TI-AZQ
Constructienummer: 805
Bouwjaar: 1984
Aantal vlieguren:37107
Aantal vluchten:80525
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:2 km (1.3 mijl) van Tamarindo Airport (TNO) (   Costa Rica)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San José-Tobias Bolanos International Airport (SYQ/MRPV), Costa Rica
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tamarindo Airport (TNO/MRTM), Costa Rica
Vluchtnummer: 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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen San José-Tobias Bolanos International Airport en Tamarindo Airport bedraagt 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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