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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 9 March 2012
Time:11:30
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:Fuerza Aérea del Peru - FAP
Registration: FAP-317
C/n / msn: 324
First flight: 1971
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Laguna Caballococha, Ramón Castilla, Loreto (   Peru)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Iquitos Airport (IQT/SPQT), Peru
Destination airport:Caballococha Airport (SPBC), Peru
Narrative:
A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter passenger plane sustained substantial damage in a hard water landing at Laguna Caballococha, Peru. The eight passengers and three crew members survived the accident.
The float-equipped airplane landed hard in a lagoon, causing the right hand pontoon to collapse. The airplane sank.

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Sources:
» Defensa.com
» La Republica


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Distance from Iquitos Airport to Caballococha Airport as the crow flies is 310 km (194 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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