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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Friday 3 June 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-DTE
C/n / msn: 46554/84
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY) (   Panama)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR/TNCC), Curaçao
Destination airport:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
Narrative:
The aircraft veered off the runway into muddy ground. The nose gear collapsed and the airplane sustained substantial damage.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport to Panama City-Tocumen International Airport as the crow flies is 1184 km (740 miles).

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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