On July 16, 2005, about 0945 Costa Rican time, an amphibian Pilatus PC-6, N908PL, was destroyed when it impacted the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Papagayo, near Flamingo Bay, Brasilito, Costa Rica. The certificated commercial pilot and five passengers were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and the airplane was not operating on a flight plan. The local sightseeing flight, which departed Tamarindo Airport (TNO), Tamarindo, Costa Rica, was operating under Costa Rican flight regulations.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Costa Rica. Further information may be obtained from:

Direccion General de Aviacion Civil
Investigacion de Accidentes Aereos
Apdo. Postal 5026-1000
San Jose, Costa Rica

This report is for informational purposes, and only contains information released by the government of Costa Rica.

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