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Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Caballococha

Date & Time: Mar 9, 2012 at 1130 LT
Operator:
Registration:
FAP317
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Iquitos-Caballococha
MSN:
324
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The seaplane landed hard in the Caballococha's Laguna. While landing on water, the right float was sheared off, the aircraft overturned and sunk. All eleven occupants were rescued as the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was performing a flight on behalf of the 42nd Group of the Peruvian Air Force.