ASN Aircraft accident Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander registration unknown Pilas Island, Sulu Sea
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Date:Saturday 10 January 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Operator:Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas (Philippine Air Force)
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Pilas Island, Sulu Sea (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Cagayan de Sulu Airport (CDY/RPMU), Philippines
Destination airport:Zamboanga Airport (ZAM/RPMZ), Philippines
The Islander ditched off Pilas Island following engine problems. Three occupants were rescued, two bodies were found and the remaining seven were reported missing.

» Herald-Journal - Jan 11, 1987
» Philippine Daily Inquirer


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Distance from Cagayan de Sulu Airport to Zamboanga Airport as the crow flies is 391 km (245 miles).

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