ASN Aircraft accident IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-7 Islander HP-1016PS between Bocas del Toro and Panama City
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Date:Sunday 29 December 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-7 Islander
Registration: HP-1016PS
MSN: 628
First flight: 1970-12-12 (32 years )
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Bocas del Toro and Panama City (   Panama)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC/MPBO), Panama
Destination airport:Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (PAC/MPMG), Panama
The Islander was ferried back to Panama City after dropping off seven people at Bocas del Toro. The airplane departed at 15:50 for a 70-minute flight, but failed to arrive at Panama City. Search for the wreckage was called off on January 8, 2003.

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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
12 DEC 1970 G-AYJJ first flight
G-AYJJ Gulf Aviation
19 APR 1983 N268BN Air Investments
N268BN Ernest Moritz
HP-1016 Air Panama
HP-1016XI Aereo Taxi Internacional
HP-1016PS Air Panama

source: Werner Fischdick

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 Bocas Del Toro Airport to Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport as the crow flies is 297 km (186 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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