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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Thursday 7 November 1974
Time:ca 10:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Registration: OY-DVJ
MSN: 154
First flight: 1970-02-04 (4 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:off Sønderborg (   Denmark)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Sønderborg Airport (SGD/EKSB), Denmark
Ditched into Augustenborg Fjord in fog on missed approach to Sønderborg Airport during an ambulance flight for the Falck-Zonen rescue service. One school girl (Elisa Rikkelsen,14) and a nurse (Sonja Andresen, 38) swam to safety; two passengers (Knud Jürgensen (61), Ida-Marie Hendriksen), and the pilot (Niels Thorup (30), body found 11.11.1974) died.

The aircraft was apparently salvaged and repaired as it was operated for some time as VQ-TAH in the 1990-ies.

» Hamburger Abendblatt 8.11./12.11.1974


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
04 FEB 1970 G-51-154 first flight
G-AYBL Jet-Sales Schwabe Munich
N154BN Air Investments
N154BN Islands Airways, Turks & Caicos Islands
N154BN Aron N. Solomon
VQ-TAH Turks & Caicos National Airlines

» source: Werner Fischdick

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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