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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:Montag 23 Oktober 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-6 Islander
Fluggesellschaft:Air Melanesie
Kennzeichen: F-OCRH
Werknummer: 221
Baujahr: 1970-09-18 (2 years 1 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 20 km from Lenakel Airfield (TAH) (   Vanuatu)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Lenakel Airfield (TAH), Vanuatu
Flug nach:Port Vila-Bauerfield Airport (VLI/NVVV), Vanuatu
The BN-2A Islander was destroyed in an accident after takeoff from Lenakel Airfield.
According to a passenger, the pilot was flying at low altitude to show cattle to a passenger. The airplane apparently hit trees and cartwheeled in a field.
The date of the accident has also been reported as October 20.

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photo of BN-2A-6-Islander-F-OCRH
accident date: 23-10-1972
type: Britten-Norman BN-2A-6 Islander
registration: F-OCRH

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 Lenakel Airfield to Port Vila-Bauerfield Airport as the crow flies is 224 km (140 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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