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Date:Sunday 6 July 2014
Time:ca 16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Operator:International Trans Air Business - ITAB
Registration: 9Q-CYA
MSN: 617
First flight: 1970-07-29 (44 years)
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Chirundu (   Zambia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Lanseria Airport (HLA/FALA), South Africa
Destination airport:Lubumbashi-Luano Airport (FBM/FZQA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
A Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander aircraft was destroyed in an accident near Chirundu, Zambia. Both occupants survived the accident.
The pilot apparently attempted to carry out a forced landing on the Lusaka - Chirundu Road. It missed several vehicles and crashed near a cliff.
The aircraft was seen at Lanseria, South Africa on July 3 and was likely flown from Lanseria back to Congo at the time of the accident. Zambian media reported that the airplane was en route to Lubumbashi.

Forced landing outside airport

» Q FM
» Zambian Watchdog
» Zambia Daily Mail


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Distance from Lanseria Airport to Lubumbashi-Luano Airport as the crow flies is 1591 km (994 miles).

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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