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Last updated: 20 January 2019
Date:Monday 7 October 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander
Operator:Aerovias del Valle
Registration: TI-1063C
C/n / msn: 14
First flight: 1968-01-17 (9 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 7 km W of Paso Canoas Airport (   Costa Rica)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San José-Tobias Bolanos International Airport (SYQ/MRPV), Costa Rica
Destination airport:Paso Canoas Airport (MRPC), Costa Rica
Crashed onto a beach at the mouth of Rio Grande de Terraba, while on approach to Paso Canoas Airport near Puerto Cortés

» Flight International 16 January 1969
» La Nacion - Oct 7, 1968


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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 San José-Tobias Bolanos International Airport to Paso Canoas Airport as the crow flies is 128 km (80 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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