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Last updated: 4 July 2020
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 23 May 2006
Time:ca 18:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Air São Tomé & Principe
Registration: S9-BAL
C/n / msn: 648
First flight: 1979-10-31 (26 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) off São Tomé Island Airport (TMS) (   São Tomé and Príncipe)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:São Tomé Island Airport (TMS/FPST), São Tomé and Príncipe
Destination airport:São Tomé Island Airport (TMS/FPST), São Tomé and Príncipe
Narrative:
The Twin Otter crashed into the Baía Ana Chaves, two miles offshore during a training flight. The aircraft was probably approaching runway 29 over sea.

Sources:
» Único avião da Air São Tomé despenhou-se no mar (Jornal de São Tomé e Príncipe, 24-5-2006)


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photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-S9-BAL
accident date: 23-05-2006
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: S9-BAL
 

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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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