Accident description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 11 May 1996
Time:13:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-20 Islander
Operator:Milne Bay Air
Registration: P2-ISD
C/n / msn: 582
First flight: 1977-03-07 (19 years 2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Oumba (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Menyamya Airport (MYX), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Marawaka Airport (MWG), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
The Islander lost airspeed as the pilot flew into a valley over rising terrain. He attempted to make a 180 degree turn but the wing touched some trees and the airplane crashed into the trees.

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» Scramble
» WAAS


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Distance from Menyamya Airport to Marawaka Airport as the crow flies is 30 km (19 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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