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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Datum:Montag 7 Oktober 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander
Fluggesellschaft:Aerovias del Valle
Kennzeichen: TI-1063C
Werknummer: 14
Baujahr: 1968-01-17 (9 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 7 km W of Paso Canoas Airport (   Costa Rica)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:San José-Tobias Bolanos International Airport (SYQ/MRPV), Costa Rica
Flug nach:Paso Canoas Airport (MRPC), Costa Rica
Crashed onto a beach at the mouth of Rio Grande de Térraba, while on approach to Paso Canoas Airport near Puerto Cortés.

It appeared the wing section had separated from the fuselage in flight.

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


photo of BN-2-Islander-TI-1063C
accident date: 07-10-1968
type: Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander
registration: TI-1063C

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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