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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 16 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander
Operator:Chapi Air
Registration: YV2238
C/n / msn: 296
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Los Roques Airport (LRV) (   Venezuela)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Higuerote Airport (SVHG), Venezuela
Destination airport:Los Roques Airport (LRV/SVRS), Venezuela
Narrative:
A Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander, registered YV2238, sustained significant damage in a landing accident at Los Roques Airport (LRV), Venezuela.
The right hand main landing gear collapsed during landing on runway 07.



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photo of Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander YV-1115C
YV-1115C became YV2238 in April 2007
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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 Higuerote Airport to Los Roques Airport as the crow flies is 176 km (110 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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