Accident
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 17 Juli 1994
Zeit:21:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander
Betrieben durch:Air Martinique
Gemietet von :Trans Island Air
Kennzeichen: 8P-TAD
Werknummer: 2152
Baujahr: 1982-11-19 (11 years 8 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:13 km (8.1 Meilen) NNW of Fort de France-Lamentin Airport (FDF) (   Martinique) show on map
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI/TBPB), Barbados
Flug nach:Fort de France-Lamentin Airport (FDF/TFFF),
Unfallbericht:
The Islander was cleared for a visual approach to runway 09 at Fort de France. It struck the side of Les Pitons du Cabbets, 15 feet below the summit of this 2795 feet high hill.

CAUSES: "The accident was caused by the pilot's failure to identify the airdrome installations before the start of the night visual approach procedure under an IFR
flight plan.
The probable failure of the onboard DME and the imprecise navigation contributed to the accident."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/94

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) - France
report status: Final
report number: Report 8p-d940718a
download report: Report 8p-d940718a
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Distance from Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport to Fort de France-Lamentin Airport as the crow flies is 233 km (146 miles).

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