Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 24 May 2007
Time:ca 17:45
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:Fuerza Aérea del Peru - FAP
Registration: FAP-303
C/n / msn: 483
First flight: 1976-04-13 (31 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Pampa Hermosa (   Peru) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Orellana Airport (SPON), Peru
Destination airport:Pampa Hermosa Airport (SPPH), Peru
Narrative:
The Twin Otter operated on a flight from Iquitos Airport (SPQT) to Pucallpa (SPCL) with en route stops at Requena (SPQN), Orellana, Pampa Hermosa (SPPH), and Contamana (SPCM). It departed Iquitos at 11:37 and landed in Requena at 12:10. Ten minutes later the Twin Otter departed again, heading for Orellana, where it arrived at 13:10. Departure from Orellana was at 16:25. At 17:45 an ELT signal was received.
The wreckage was found in mountainous area; seven passengers had survived the accident.


Sources:
» NotiSAR
» Fuerza Aérea del Perú (Comunicados Oficiales, 2007)


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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 Orellana Airport to Pampa Hermosa Airport as the crow flies is 37 km (23 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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