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Last updated: 19 April 2019
Datum:Freitag 31 Juli 1981
Zeit:ca 12:00
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:Fuerza Aérea Panameña - FAP
Kennzeichen: FAP-205
Werknummer: 284
Baujahr: 1970
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Coclecito (   Panama)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Official state flight
Flug von:Penonomé, Panama
Flug nach:Coclecito, Panama
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


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