Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 YJ-RV9,
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Date:Saturday 8 May 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Registration: YJ-RV9
MSN: 694
Year of manufacture:1980
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:11 km off Port Vila -   Vanuatu
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Espirítu Santo-Pekoa Airport (SON/NVSS)
Destination airport:Port Vila-Bauerfield Airport (VLI/NVVV)
The Vanair de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter crashed into sea near Port Vila (Vanuatu) in a heavy rain squall. Five survivors were able to swim ashore. Seven other occupants presumably drowned.


Tommy Maurer
World Airline Accident Summary- Airclaims
Alive! / by Neil Watts and William Johnsson (Adventist Review, 11.11.1999)



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Glasgow International Airport (GLA); June 1982

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