Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 H4-SIA, Friday 27 September 1991
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Date:Friday 27 September 1991
Time:
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:Solomon Islands Airlines
Registration: H4-SIA
MSN: 271
Year of manufacture:1969
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:S of Guadalcanal -   Solomon Islands
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kirakira Airport (IRA/AGGK)
Destination airport:Honiara-Henderson International Airport (HIR/AGGH)
Narrative:
The Twin Otter struck the southern face of Mount Nashua at 4110 feet altitude in heavy rain and low cloud. The aircraft was making a visual descent from 8000 feet.

Sources:

Air International
Scramble Vol.13, nr.05

Statistics

  • 27th worst accident in 1991
  • 36th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 18th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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