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Datum:Montag 8 Januar 1996
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander
Fluggesellschaft:Mustique Airways
Kennzeichen: J8-VAK
Werknummer: 436
Baujahr: 1975-03-29 (20 years 10 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:30 km (18.8 Meilen) SW vom Land entfernt von Bridgetown, Barbados (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Union Island Airport (UNI/TVSU), St. Vincent und Grenadinen
Flug nach:Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI/TBPB), Barbados
While in cruise flight at 7000 feet, the no. 2 engine failed. The pilot was unable to maintain height and the airplane gradually descended until a ditching was unavoidable.

» Scramble
» Thomas Brügge


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
29 MAR 1975 G-BCWU first flight
29 MAR 1975 9Q-CIN National Institute for Conservation of Nature
13 MAY 1975 9Q-CIN W. McAlpine Contractors
G-BCWU Marchwiel Plant & Engineering Co.
15 JUL 1983 G-BCWU Eagle Aircraft Services
06 SEP 1983 G-BCWU West London Air Charter Ltd.
11 OCT 1983 J8-VAK St. Vincent Air Service
J8-VAK Mustique Airways

» source: Werner Fischdick

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 Union Island Airport to Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport as the crow flies is 215 km (134 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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