Accident description
Last updated: 21 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 6 September 1997
Time:19:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-212
Operating for:Royal Brunei Airlines
Leased from:Merpati Intan
Registration: 9M-MIA
C/n / msn: 8217
First flight: 1993
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:13,7 km (8.6 mls) S of Miri Airport (MYY) (   Malaysia) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bandar Seri Begawan-Brunei International Airport (BWN/WBSB), Brunei
Destination airport:Miri Airport (MYY/WBGR), Malaysia
Flightnumber: 238
Narrative:
Flight BI 238 (Labuan - Bandar Seri Begawan - Miri) took off from Bandar Seri Begawan at 19:03. The crew contacted Miri requesting clearance to land. The controller cleared the flight for the final approach to runway 02, but no reply was received. The Dornier struck treetops and slammed into the slope midway up Lambir Hill (at 500m) The wreckage was found 07:10 the next morning.
The brand new airplane was owned by Merpati Intan of Malaysia, but operated on behalf of Royal Brunei Airlines. The flight service between Bandar Seri Begawan and Miri has been suspended indefinitely.


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Distance from Bandar Seri Begawan-Brunei International Airport to Miri Airport as the crow flies is 124 km (78 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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