Vliegtuigongeval op 02 DEC 1994 met IRMA/Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2B-20 Islander N16VM - Majuro, Marshall Islands
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:vrijdag 2 december 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2B-20 Islander
Vloog voor:Southern Cross Aviation
Gehuurd van:Trans Island Air
Registratie: N16VM
Constructienummer: 2204
Bouwjaar: 1989-03-02 (5 years 9 months)
Motoren: 2 Lycoming IO-540-K1B5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:320 km (200 mijl) NE van Majuro, Marshall Islands (   Grote Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Majuro-Amata Kabua International Airport (MAJ/PKMJ), Marshalleilanden
Vliegveld van aankomst:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), Verenigde Staten
The aircraft was being operated as a flight of two on a ferry flight from the Marshall Islands to Honolulu. The airplane was equipped with auxiliary fuel tanks. About 2 hours after departure, while at an altitude of 7,000 feet msl, the accompanying airplane noticed smoke trailing from the left engine of the Islander. The two aircraft turned around and the pilot declared an emergency. The left engine of N16VM quit and the pilot feathered the propeller. The pilot was unable to maintain level flight and the aircraft was ditched in rough water and subsequently sank. The pilot was rescued about 20 hours afterwards.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An undetermined failure of the left engine. The inability of the airplane to maintain level flight and exceeding the one-engine capability was a factor in the accident."

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Majuro-Amata Kabua International Airport en Honolulu International Airport, HI bedraagt 3649 km (2281 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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