CFIT Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 HP-1267APP, Friday 17 March 2000
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Date:Friday 17 March 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Registration: HP-1267APP
MSN: 624
Year of manufacture:1979
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Carreto -   Panama
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (PAC/MPMG)
Destination airport:Puerto Obaldia Airport (PUE/MPOA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The AeroPerlas Twin Otter departed Aeropuerto Marcos A. Gelabert at 08:46 for a flight of about 55 minutes to Puerto Obaldia. The aircraft disappeared some 20 minutes prior to the ETA. En route altitude was 7500 feet and weather conditions allowed VFR. At first the aircraft was thought to have been hijacked to Colombia. On March 22 however a search party aboard HP-1355 found the wreckage on a mountainside 12.5nm from Puerto Obaldia at 11:35. The wreckage was found at the 2500 feet level of a 2790 feet high mountain.


Diario El Universal de Panamá


  • 33rd worst accident in 2000
  • 64th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 48th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Farnborough Airport (FAB); September 1990

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