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Accident description
Last updated: 29 March 2017
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
C/n / 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
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane 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.

All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

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Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center (CIAS) - Romania
report status: Final
report number: NR. A 15-04
report released:16 October 2015
duration of investigation: 1 year and 9 months
download report: NR. A 15-04


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Distance from Bucharest-Baneasa Airport to Oradea Airport as the crow flies is 427 km (267 miles).

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