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Last updated: 24 January 2022
Datum:maandag 23 oktober 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-6 Islander
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Melanesie
Registratie: F-OCRH
Constructienummer: 221
Bouwjaar: 1970-09-18 (2 years 1 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:ca 20 km from Lenakel Airfield (TAH) (   Vanuatu)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lenakel Airfield (TAH), Vanuatu
Vliegveld van aankomst: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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Lenakel Airfield en Port Vila-Bauerfield Airport bedraagt 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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