COPA Airlines plane crashes

The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur. Only events since 1970 are included.

  1. 6 June 1992; COPA Panama 737-200; HP-1205CMP; flight 201; near Ticutí, Panama: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Panama City, Panama and Cali, Colombia. According to the accident investigation report, during the flight there was an intermittent failure of the main attitude indicator due to a short circuit. This was not noticed by the flight crew, and as a result, the crew adjusted the aircraft attitude based on the malfunctioning attitude indicator. The aircraft was in cruise at FL250 when it went into an uncontrolled high speed dive and broke up several thousand feet above the ground. All seven crew members and 40 passengers were killed.
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COPA Airlines plane crashes -- Revised: Revised: 27 January 2017