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Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2015
Status:
Date:Tuesday 2 February 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-9 Islander
Operator:Nortema Táxi Aéreo
Registration: PT-KNM
C/n / msn: 669
First flight: 1972
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Porto Velho-Aeroclube de Rondőnia Airfield, RO (   Brazil)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Porto Velho-Aeroclube de Rondőnia Airfield, RO (SWRO), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
While starting the left engine, the engine caught fire. There was no extinguisher available, and the aircraft was consumed by the blaze. The commander was not qualified for the airplane model, whose Airworthiness Certificate was cancelled. The pilot and three passengers escaped unharmed.

Sources:
» Departamento de Aviaçăo Civil (DAC)
» Scramble
» Thomas Brügge


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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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