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Last updated: 18 October 2017
Datum:woensdag 9 november 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Registratie: G-ATCT
Constructienummer: 1
Bouwjaar: 1965-06-13 (1 year 5 months)
Aantal vlieguren:546
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:2 km (1.3 mijl) SW of Oudega (   Nederland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Emden Airport (EME/EDWE), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Southampton-Eastleigh Airport (SOU/EGHI), Verenigd Koninkrijk
The Islander prototype was flown back to England following demonstration flights in Germany. It departed Emden at 11:37 and continued over the Northern part of the Netherlands in VMC at 1500 feet, above the clouds. Weather conditions in the Schiphol Control Zone were IMC so the air traffic controller advised the flight to divert to Eelde. At 12:35 the pilot reported serious compass trouble. He circled the area and began to climb to 6000 feet and later to 8700 feet in an attempt to get on top of the clouds. The airplane continued to climb to about 10.000 feet where it would have encountered severe icing conditions. Control was lost and the airplane broke up in flight. It crashed into the Ringwiel, a small lake near Oudega.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the failure of the starboard wing, as a result of overstressing during a fast descent. The descent was presumably caused by loss of control under conditions of heavy icing and turbulence, when the aircraft was flown beyond the operating limitations stipulated in its Certificate of Airworthiness."

» Leeuwarder Courant 9-11-1966
» ICAO Digest 18-III (Circular 96)
» The Civil Aircraft Registers of Great Britain


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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 Emden Airport en Southampton-Eastleigh Airport bedraagt 640 km (400 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from 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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