Date & Time: Jul 19, 2013 at 1234 LT
Type of aircraft:
Britten-Norman Islander
Operator:
Registration:
HP-1338MF
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Isla del Rey - Panama City
MSN:
818
YOM:
1977
Country:
Panama
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Few minutes after he left Isla del Rey Airport, while overflying the bay of Panama City, pilot informed ATC about engin problems. Unable to reach the Panama City-Marcos A. Gelabert Airport, pilot reduced his altitude and elected to make an emergency landing on Perico Island, some 10 km south of Panama City Airport. After touch down, aircraft went out of control and collided with a container. All eight occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.