1982 TABA Fairchild FH-227 accident

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1982 TABA Fairchild FH-227 accident
Fairchild-Hil FH.227B PP-BUH Congonhas 06.05.72 edited-2.jpg
A similar FH-227B
Accident
Date12 June 1982
SummaryHit obstacle during approach in bad weather
SiteTabatinga International Airport, Brazil
Aircraft
Aircraft typeFairchild FH-227B
OperatorTABA – Transportes Aéreos da Bacia Amazônica
RegistrationPT-LBV
Flight originEirunepé Airport, Eirunepé, Brazil
DestinationTabatinga International Airport, Tabatinga, Brazil
Passengers40
Crew4
Fatalities44
Survivors0

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.[1] 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.[2][1]

Aircraft[edit]

The aircraft was a Fairchild FH-227B twin-engined turboprop that had been built in the United States in 1967 for Mohawk Airlines.[3] After a number of owners it was bought by TABA in June 1981.[3]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b "Airline flight safety: 1982 reviewed". Flight International. 22 January 1983.
  2. ^ Civil Aviation Authority 1974, p. 12/82
  3. ^ a b Eastwood 1991, p. 228
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