ASN Aircraft accident IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander YR-BNP Petreasa, Alba
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 20 January 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander
Operator:Scoala Superioara de Aviatie Civila
Registration: YR-BNP
MSN: 822
First flight: 1977-07-09 (36 years 7 months)
Total airframe hrs:3335
Engines: 2 Lycoming IO-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3,6 km (2.3 mls) NE of Petreasa, Alba (   Romania)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU/LRBS), Romania
Destination airport:Oradea Airport (OMR/LROD), Romania
Flightnumber: 111
The Romanian BN-2A Islander ambulance plane impacted terrain near Petreasa, Romania. The airplane sustained substantial damage and all seven on board initially survived. The pilot died before a rescue party was able to reach the site. One passenger also succumbed to her injuries.
The airplane had left Bucharest at 13:38 hours with a medical team to obtain transplant organs from a patient who just passed away at Oradea. An IFR flight plan had been filed. Over two hours into the flight, the engines began losing power as a result of carburettor icing.
The airplane came down on a hillside in deep snow at an altitude of about 1400 m.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Accident number: NR. A 15-04
Download report: Final report

All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport


photo of BN-2A-27-Islander-YR-BNP
accident date: 20-01-2014
type: Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander
registration: YR-BNP

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 Bucharest-Baneasa Airport to Oradea Airport as the crow flies is 427 km (267 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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