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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 17 May 1978
Time:ca 07:40
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:Jamaica Defence Force-Air Wing
Registration: JDFT-6
C/n / msn: 531
First flight: 1977
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kingston-Up Park Camp Air Base (   Jamaica)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kingston-Up Park Camp Air Base, Jamaica
Destination airport:Kingston-Up Park Camp Air Base, Jamaica
Narrative:
The Twin Otter was used on a training flight at Up Park Camp. Whilst in the circuit for the third landing, the pilots were going practiced a simulated engine failure. The aircraft was then seen to bank to the left and crashed on a cricket pitch about west of the airstrip. The aircraft caught fire after impact.

Sources:
» Air International 05/0,p 315
» The Gleaner (May 18, 1978)


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