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Last updated: 27 November 2020
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Date:Saturday 9 March 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operator:Carson Helicopters
Registration: N245GW
C/n / msn: 129
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bagua (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Bagua Airport (SPGU), Peru
Destination airport:Bagua Airport (SPGU), Peru
Narrative:
The airplane departed from Bagua, Peru, about 06:17 MDT conducting an aerial geological survey near the disputed boarder with Ecuador, in the Cenepa River area over dense Amazon jungle. The airplane did not return to Bagua, and there are no known recorded radio communications with N245GW. Search and rescue operations have been uneventful, according to the Peruvian DGCA.

Sources:
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photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-200-N245GW
accident date: 09-03-1996
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
registration: N245GW
photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-200-N245GW
accident date: 09-03-1996
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
registration: N245GW
 

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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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