Girish Mahajan

1982 TABA Fairchild FH 227 accident

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Passengers  40
Survivors  0
Registration  PT-LBV
Total fatalities  44 (all)
Passenger count  40
Crew  4
Aircraft type  Fairchild FH-227B
Date  12 June 1982
Survivor  0
1982 TABA Fairchild FH-227 accident httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Summary  Hit obstacle during approach in bad weather
Site  Tabatinga International Airport
Operator  TABA – Transportes Aéreos da Bacia Amazônica
Similar  1982 Aerocondor DHC‑4 C, CAAC Flight 2311, Aeropesca Colombia Flight 217, 1982 Garuda Fokker F2, Aeroflot Flight 411

The TABA Fairchild FH-227 accident happened on 12 June 1982 when a twin-engined Fairchild FH-227B (registered in Brazil as PT-LBV) on an internal scheduled passenger flight from Eirunepé Airport to Tabatinga International Airport crashed in bad weather. On approach to land at Tabatinga, the aircraft hit a lighting tower and crashed into a car park; the aircraft exploded and burned, and all 44 on board were killed.

Aircraft

The aircraft was a Fairchild FH-227B twin-engined turboprop that had been built in the United States in 1967 for Mohawk Airlines. After a number of owners it was bought by TABA in June 1981.

References

1982 TABA Fairchild FH-227 accident Wikipedia


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