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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Saturday 12 June 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Operator:TABA - Transportes Aéreos da Bacia Amazônica
Registration: PT-LBV
MSN: 536
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tabatinga Internacional Airport, AM (TBT) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Eirunepé Airport, AM (ERN/SWEI), Brazil
Destination airport:Tabatinga Internacional Airport, AM (TBT/SBTT), Brazil
The FH-227 collided with a pole in poor visibility and crashed onto a parking lot.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground


photo of Fairchild-FH-227B-G-SKYA
accident date: 12-06-1982
type: Fairchild FH-227B
registration: G-SKYA

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 Eirunepé Airport, AM to Tabatinga Internacional Airport, AM as the crow flies is 264 km (165 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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