1982 TABA Fairchild FH-227 accident

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]

1982 TABA Fairchild FH-227 accident
Mohawk Airlines Fairchild FH-227 N7815M.jpg
N7815M, the aircraft involved in the accident in June 1973 at Pinal Airpark while still in service with Mohawk Airlines.
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

AircraftEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

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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