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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Tuesday 15 December 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Operator:Milne Bay Air
Registration: P2-MBE
C/n / msn: 194
First flight: 1970-06-17 (22 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 25 km from Alotau (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Alotau-Gurney Airport (GUR/AYGN), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Misima Island Airport (MIS/AYMS), Papua New Guinea
The Islander flew below overcast until it struck a mountain.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Alotau-Gurney Airport to Misima Island Airport as the crow flies is 282 km (176 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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