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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 24 January 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-6 Islander
Operator:Bougair
Registration: VH-BAY
C/n / msn: 620
First flight: 1970-09-10 (19 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wakunai Airport (WKN) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down. Also reported to have been set on fire by rebels after landing.
The airplane was later seen at Tabubil (TBG) in 2006 as P2-BAY (MountainAir) in deteriorated state. This occurrence may have happened at Tabubil to P2-BAY or VH-BAY was repaired after the 1990 occurrence.

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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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