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Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 12 juli 1979
Tijd:10:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-9 Islander
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Fiji Air
Registratie: DQ-FBO
Constructienummer: 195
Bouwjaar: 1970-06-23 (9 years )
Aantal vlieguren:8835
Motoren: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:10 km (6.3 mijl) ENE of Bua (   Fiji)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Suva-Nausori Airport (SUV/NFSU), Fiji
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bua-Dama Airport (BVF/NFNU), Fiji
Vluchtnummer: 71
Beschrijving:
Flight 71 departed Suva at 09:46 on a domestic 35-minute flight to Bua. When the aircraft failed to arrive there, a search and rescue operation was started. The wreckage of the aircraft was located by a ground party on 14 July 1979 in a tropical rain forest at an altitude of 1450 feet amsl.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the pilot in command continuing the flight into conditions where he lost visual reference with the surface which resulted in the aircraft colliding with the terrain."

Bronnen:
» BAAA-ACRO
» ICAO Digest 25 (Circular 172)
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


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Kaart
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 Suva-Nausori Airport en Bua-Dama Airport bedraagt 138 km (86 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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