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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 31 October 2007
Time:20:40 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:Air Panamá
Registration: HP-1541PST
C/n / msn: 10297
First flight: 1966
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7R
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Panama-Albrook Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (BLB) (   Panama)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (BLB/MPLB), Panama
Destination airport:Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC/MPBO), Panama
Narrative:
The pilot of an Air Panama F-27 reported that after initial takeoff from runway 36 at Gelabert Airport (BLB), about the time the landing gear was retracted, the airplane "sank" and impacted the runway, coming to rest in the upright position about 1,200 feet short of the departure end of the runway. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area at the time of the accident.

Sources:
» NTSB
» Scramble 362


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Distance from Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport to Bocas Del Toro Airport as the crow flies is 297 km (186 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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