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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Fecha:viernes 17 junio 1988
Hora:10:36 HST
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operador:Samoa Aviation
Registración: N202RH
Numéro de série: 68
Año de Construcción: 1967
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 14
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Tau Airport (TAV) (   Samoa Americana)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Pago Pago International Airport (PPG/NSTU), Samoa Americana
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tau Airport (TAV), Samoa Americana
Descended fast on final approach. Application of full power couldn't prevent the aircraft from impacting the ground short of the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: LAX88LA226
Download report: Summary report



photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-100-N950JM
accident date: 17-06-1988
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
registration: N950JM

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 Pago Pago International Airport to Tau Airport as the crow flies is 129 km (81 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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