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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Friday 28 October 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3)
Operator:Costa Rican Ministry of Security
Registration: TI-SPF
MSN: 100
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Barra del Parismina (   Costa Rica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica
Destination airport:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica
Ditched in the Atlantic Ocean, about 500 m off shore from Barra del Parismina, Costa Rica. Both crew members and all four passengers survived.
The flight had departed San José at 07:10 for a flight over the Tortuguero National Park area, carrying four photographers.

» Central American and Caribbean Air Forces / by Dan Hagedorn
» La Nacion - Oct 29, 1977


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