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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236488
Last updated: 28 May 2020
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Date:06-MAY-2020
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340B
Owner/operator:Real Tonga Airlines
Registration: A3-PUA
C/n / msn: 408
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Vava置 -   Tonga
Phase: Take off
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vava'u-Lupepau'u Airport (VAV/NFTV)
Destination airport:Ha'Apai-Salote Pilolevu Airport (HPA/NFTL)
Narrative:
The aircraft reportedly suffered a bird strike causing engine problems on departure from Vava置 on flight R4872. It returned for a safe landing, but appears to have been grounded since.

Sources:

https://matangitonga.to/2020/05/12/-real-tonga-woes
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/A3PUA/history/20200506/0009Z/NFTV/NFTV


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-May-2020 05:43 yordenvdw Added
28-May-2020 05:44 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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