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Accident description
Last updated: 21 March 2018
Date:Friday 6 February 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P2 Bandeirante
Registration: P2-RDM
C/n / msn: 110262
First flight: 1980
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off eastern coast (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rabaul-Lakunai Airfield (RAB/AYRB), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Hoskins Airport (HKN/AYHK), Papua New Guinea
Ditched in bad weather.


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Distance from Rabaul-Lakunai Airfield to Hoskins Airport as the crow flies is 240 km (150 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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Embraer EMB-110

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  • 33rd loss
  • 23rd fatal accident
  • 9th worst accident (at the time)
  • 17th worst accident (currently)
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  • 19th worst accident (currently)
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