ASN Aircraft accident Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander D-IOLO Helgoland Airport (HGL)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 8 June 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander
Operator:OLT Ostfriesische Lufttransport
Registration: D-IOLO
MSN: 2305
First flight: 2008
Total airframe hrs:1793
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Helgoland Airport (HGL) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bremerhaven Airport (BRV/EDWB), Germany
Destination airport:Helgoland Airfield (HGL/EDXH), Germany
A Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander passenger plane sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Helgoland Airport (HGL), Germany. There were no injuries.
The Islander touched down on Helgoland's runway 33. The pilot reported that the brakes just briefly worked. The airplane entered an area of standing water on the runway, causing the aircraft to aquaplane. It could not be stopped on the 480 m long runway and ran across a road before coming to rest on rough terrain. The left hand main undercarriage leg collapsed.

Probable Cause:

The investigation was closed by issuing a factual report that did not contain a probable cause statement.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: BFU 3X079-11
Download report: Final report

Runway excursion (overrun)


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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 Bremerhaven Airport to Helgoland Airfield as the crow flies is 86 km (54 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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