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Accident description
Last updated: 21 March 2018
Date:Monday 23 September 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Operator:Vanua Air Charter
Registration: DQ-FIF
C/n / msn: 417
First flight: 1974-12-02 (21 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming IO-540-K1B5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ngau Island Airport (NGI) (   Fiji)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Suva-Nausori Airport (SUV/NFSU), Fiji
Destination airport:Ngau Island Airport (NGI/NFNG), Fiji
The undercarriage collapsed when the airplane overran the runway after landing.

Runway excursion



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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 Suva-Nausori Airport to Ngau Island Airport as the crow flies is 83 km (52 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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