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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Date:Monday 4 August 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310
Operator:Leeward Islands Air Transport - LIAT
Registration: V2-LCJ
MSN: 785
First flight: 1982
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:SW off Saint Vincent-Arnos Vale Airport (SVD) (   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Saint Lucia-Hewanorra Airport (UVF/TLPL), Saint Lucia
Destination airport:Saint Vincent-Arnos Vale Airport (SVD/TVSV), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Flightnumber: 319
The DHC-6 Twin Otter crashed into the sea in poor weather while circling for landing at Saint Vincent-Arnos Vale Airport, Saint Vincent en de Grenadines.

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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 Saint Lucia-Hewanorra Airport to Saint Vincent-Arnos Vale Airport as the crow flies is 71 km (44 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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