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Last updated: 23 October 2020
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Fecha:domingo 17 marzo 1996
Hora:12:12
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Operador:Wagner Foundation
Registración: N904WA
Numéro de série: 904
Año de Construcción: 1981
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Njarðvík (   Islandia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Reykjavík Domestic Airport (RKV/BIRK), Islandia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Narsarsuaq Airport (UAK/BGBW), Groenlandia
Descripción:
The Islander was being ferried to the United States. It departed Reykjavík weighing 297 kg in excess of the mtow. Shortly after takeoff the pilot radioed that she had dropped her portable GPS on the floor and could not locate it. She decided to divert to Keflavik International Airport. During descent the no. 2 engine failed. The pilot did not feather the prop nor did she try to restart the engine. The airplane descended until it crash-landed in rough terrain some 5 nm (9 km) short of the airport. Investigation revealed that the mixture control for the no. 2 engine was pulled back. This may have occurred inadvertently by the pilot's sleeve when searching for the GPS device.

Fuentes:
» BAAA-ACRO
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/96 #56
» Scramble


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Narsarsuaq Airport as the crow flies is 1227 km (767 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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