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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 13 November 2021
Time:c. 13:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-6 Islander
Operator:Island Airways
Registration: N866JA
MSN: 185
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Beaver Island, MI (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Charlevoix Municipal Airport, MI (KCVX), United States of America
Destination airport:Beaver Island-Welke Airport, MI, United States of America
Narrative:
A Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident at Beaver Island, Michigan. One passenger survived with serious injuries.
The aircraft had departed Charlevoix Municipal Airport, Michigan at 13:32 hours local time. Weather reported at SJX airport, 4 nautical miles southwest of Welke Airport, showed scattered clouds at 1800 feet at 13:35, dropping to 700 feet in the following 30 minutes, along with intermittent snowfall and gusting winds.

Sources:
» petoskeynews.com

METAR Weather report:
18:15 UTC / 13:15 local time:
KSJX 131815Z AUTO 32011G15KT 10SM SCT013 SCT019 BKN037 05/00 A2973 RMK AO2 T00510003

18:35 UTC / 13:35 local time:
KSJX 131835Z AUTO 33010G19KT 5SM -SN SCT018 SCT022 BKN028 03/00 A2974 RMK AO2 T00330003

18:55 UTC / 13:55 local time:
METAR KSJX 131855Z AUTO 32011G20KT 10SM SCT020 SCT030 SCT038 04/00 A2973

19:15 UTC / 14:15 local time:
METAR KSJX 131915Z AUTO 31005G16KT 4SM -SN SCT007 SCT018 BKN044 03/01 A2974


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Distance from Charlevoix Municipal Airport, MI to Beaver Island-Welke Airport, MI as the crow flies is 50 km (31 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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