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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 6 September 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
Operator:AeroPerlas
Registration: HP-1276APP
C/n / msn: 445
First flight: 1975
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Rio Sidra Airport (RSI) (   Panama)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (BLB/MPLB), Panama
Destination airport:Rio Sidra Airport (RSI), Panama
Narrative:
The Twin Otter was damaged when it overran the runway on landing and collided with a tree.
The same aircraft, flown by the same pilot, had to make a precautionary landing at Enrique Jiménez airport because of engine problems on June 12, 2000.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» El Panamá América
» M2 Communications


Photos

photo of de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 LN-BNJ
This Twin Otter was bought by De Havilland March 1995 after 20 years in service with Widerøe and moved to Panama later that month as HP-1276APP
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Map
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 Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport to Rio Sidra Airport as the crow flies is 93 km (58 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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