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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 28 July 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Operator:TAP Regional
Registration: CS-AJQ
C/n / msn: 68
First flight: 1969-04-18 (7 years 3 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Covilhã Airport (COV) (   Portugal)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Covilhã Airport (COV/LPCV), Portugal
Destination airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Narrative:
The Islander stalled and crashed on takeoff from Covilhã Airport (COV), Portugal.

Sources:
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes
» José Vilhena


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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 Covilhã Airport to Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport as the crow flies is 216 km (135 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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