Accident description
Last updated: 20 August 2014
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 7 April 1983
Time:14:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander
Operator:Munz Northern Airlines
Registration: N37MN
C/n / msn: 558
First flight: 1976-11-19 (6 years 5 months)
Total airframe hrs:6674
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Selawik, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Nome Airport, AK (OME/PAOM), United States of America
Destination airport:Ambler Airport, AK (ABL), United States of America
Flightnumber: 601
Narrative:
Crashed during snow storm.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
VFR flight into IMC..inadvertent..pilot in command
VFR flight into IMC..continued..pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
weather forecast..not obtained..pilot in command
terrain condition..high terrain
weather condition..whiteout
weather condition..snow

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


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Distance from Nome Airport, AK to Ambler Airport, AK as the crow flies is 446 km (279 miles).

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