Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 FAP-205,
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Date:Friday 31 July 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Panameña - FAP
Registration: FAP-205
MSN: 284
Year of manufacture:1970
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:18 km S of Coclecito -   Panama
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Penonomé
Destination airport:Coclecito
The Twin Otter departed Rio Hato Airport at 10:44, bound for Penonomé. On board were Panama's president general Omar Torrijos and four of his aides. The aircraft arrived at 10:55 and departed again 45 minutes later for a short flight to Coclecito. Before reaching the destination the airplane flew into the side of Marta Mountain at an altitude of 3,400ft.


Aviation Letter 178



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Panama City-Paitilla Airport (PAC); August 1974

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