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Accident description
Last updated: 9 October 2015
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)
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:near Petreasa, Alba (   Romania)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU/LRBS), Romania
Destination airport:Oradea Airport (OMR/LROD), Romania
Flightnumber: 111
A Romanian BN-2A Islander was involved in an accident 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 passengers also succumbed to her injuries.
The airplane had left Bucharest with a medical team to obtain transplant organs from a patient who just passed away at Oradea. Near the village of Poiana Horea, Cluj de pilot tried to make an emergency landing after suffering problems with the engines. The airplane came down on a hillside in deep snow at an altitude of about 1400 m.

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

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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