Date & Time: Jun 30, 2002 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-3 Otter
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The single engine aircraft departed Lake Cojibo with two passengers, one pilot and a full load of freight, destined for a fishing camp. Weather conditions were good but the OAT was high. After takeoff, the aircraft encountered difficulties to maintain a proper rate of climb due to the high temperature and the weight it was carrying. The pilot entered a valley and while trying to gain height to clear rising terrain, the aircraft struck the top of a mountain and crashed, bursting into flames. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed by fire.