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.
|Date:||Tuesday 2 February 1999|
Britten-Norman BN-2A-9 Islander
|Operator:||Nortema Táxi Aéreo|
|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-Belmonte Airport, RO (PVH) ( Brazil)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Departure airport:||Porto Velho-Belmonte Airport, RO (PVH/SBPV), Brazil|
» Departamento de Aviação Civil (DAC)
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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.