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Fecha:lunes 27 marzo 2017
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander
Operador:ETA Air Charter
Registración: C9-AOV
Numéro de série: 624
Año de Construcción: 1970-11-01 (46 years 5 months)
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:ca 23 km SE of Mutare Airport (UTA) (   Zimbabwe)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Beira Airport (BEW/FQBR), Mozambique
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mutare Airfield (UTA/FVMU), Zimbabwe
A Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander aircraft was damaged beyond repair after impacting Vumba Mountain near Mutare, Zimbabwe. All six on board suffered fatal injuries.
According to a communiqué from the Civil Aviation Institute of Mozambique, the passengers were staff all from Cornelder de Mozambique, which operates terminals in the Port of Beira.
Information from the Civil Aviation Institute of Mozambique indicates that the aircraft hit the Vumba Mountain in Manica due to bad weather and subsequently crashed in the Mutare area.



photo of BN-2A-3-Islander-C9-AOV
accident date: 27-03-2017
type: IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander
registration: C9-AOV

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 Beira Airport to Mutare Airfield as the crow flies is 254 km (159 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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