ASN Aircraft accident Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander RP-C1325 Coron
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Date:Saturday 16 October 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Operator:Pacific Airways
Registration: RP-C1325
MSN: 593
First flight: 1977
Engines: 2 Lycoming IO-540-K1B5
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) NE of Coron (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Coron Airport (XCN), Philippines
Destination airport:Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS/RPVP), Philippines
The Islander, carrying 700 kilos of live fish, flew into the side of Mount Tagpao. Weather was poor with heavy rains.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Thomas Brügge


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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 Coron Airport to Puerto Princesa Airport as the crow flies is 295 km (184 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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