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Last updated: 25 June 2018
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 23 décembre 1993
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Compagnie:Rimbunan Hijau
Immatriculation: P2-ISR
Numéro de série: 15
Année de Fabrication: 1968-02-01 (25 years 11 months)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Mount Hagen (   Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Aéroport de départ:Mount Hagen-Kagamuga Airport (HGU/AYMH), Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée
Aéroport de destination:Kamusi Airport (KUY), Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée
The Islander carried vegetables when it departed Mount Hagen's runway 30 for Kamusi. The takeoff roll acceleration seemed a little sluggish but this was
attributed to the density altitude (Mount Hagen Airport is located at an elevation of 5600 feet (ca 1710 m) and the load. The airplane climbed slowly to an altitude of about 100 feet agl. Loss of engine power forced the pilot to carry out a crash-landing straight ahead, after having turned left onto a heading of approx 280 °. The aircraft struck the ground heavily (approx .50 knots) and bounce/skidded about 80 metres before the nose bulkhead came to rest against a creek bank.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "No definite conclusion can be reached as to why the aircraft performed so poorly, but from a hypothetical point of view a combination of some of the following could lead to the events that occurred :
1. Substantial inadvertent overload.
2. Mixture excessively rich.
3. Carburettor heat inadvertently selected to hot for takeoff.
4. Aircraft encountered an area of subtle downdraft/downflowing airstream.
5. Propeller controls not set for maximum RPM ."

» E-mail Peter McGee, 7-1-2007
» PNG Department of Civil Aviation report AS/93/1023


photo of Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander VH-AIA
VH-AIA was sold to Solair late 1978 and was taken over by Talair in March 1979 as P2-ISR.
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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Mount Hagen-Kagamuga Airport et Kamusi Airport est de 219 km (137 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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