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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 22 September 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander
Operator:Flugfelag Austurlands
Registration: TF-RTO
C/n / msn: 142
First flight: 1969-12-16 (10 years 9 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Smjörfjöllum (   Iceland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bakkafjördur Airport (BJD/BIBK), Iceland
Destination airport:Egilsstadir Airport (EGS/BIEG), Iceland
Narrative:
Crashed into Mount Smjörfjöllum.

Sources:
» Icelandic Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
» Flight International 24-1-1981
» Scramble
» Thomas Brügge
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


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Distance from Bakkafjördur Airport to Egilsstadir Airport as the crow flies is 84 km (52 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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