Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 FAP-303, Thursday 24 May 2007
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Date:Thursday 24 May 2007
Time:17:45
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 del Peru - FAP
Registration: FAP-303
MSN: 483
Year of manufacture:1976
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 20
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Pampa Hermosa -   Peru
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Orellana Airport (SPON)
Destination airport:Pampa Hermosa Airport (SPPH)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
The Twin Otter operated on a flight from Iquitos Airport (SPQT) to Pucallpa (SPCL) with en route stops at Requena (SPQN), Orellana, Pampa Hermosa (SPPH), and Contamana (SPCM). It departed Iquitos at 11:37 and landed in Requena at 12:10. Ten minutes later the Twin Otter departed again, heading for Orellana, where it arrived at 13:10. Departure from Orellana was at 16:25. At 17:45 an ELT signal was received.
The wreckage was found in mountainous area; seven passengers had survived the accident.

Sources:

NotiSAR
Fuerza Aérea del Perú (Comunicados Oficiales, 2007)

Statistics

  • 18th worst accident in 2007
  • 48th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 40th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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