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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 2 June 1981
Time:15:19
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-7 Islander
Operator:Pinders Charter Service
Registration: N28377
C/n / msn: 141
First flight: 1969-12-22 (11 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Nassau, Bahamas (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Cape Eleuthera Airport (CEL/MYEC), Bahamas
Destination airport:Nassau International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Narrative:
Both engines failed, so the pilot ditched the Islander in international waters off Nassau.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel exhaustion
FACTORs:
powerplant - powerplant-instruments: fuel quantity gauge
miscellaneous acts,conditions - erratic
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Classification:
All engine powerloss
Ditching

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» NTSB
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


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