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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 27 March 2017
Time:08:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander
Operator:ETA Air Charter
Registration: C9-AOV
C/n / msn: 624
First flight: 1970-11-01 (46 years 5 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 23 km SE of Mutare Airport (UTA) (   Zimbabwe)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beira Airport (BEW/FQBR), Mozambique
Destination airport:Mutare Airport (UTA/FVMU), Zimbabwe
Narrative:
A Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander aircraft was damaged beyond repair after impacting Vumba Mountain near Mutare, Zimbabwe. All six on board suffered fatal injuries.
According to a communiqué from the Civil Aviation Institute of Mozambique, the passengers were staff all from Cornelder de Mozambique, which operates terminals in the Port of Beira.
Information from the Civil Aviation Institute of Mozambique indicates that the aircraft hit the Vumba Mountain in Manica due to bad weather and subsequently crashed in the Mutare area.

Sources:
» VOA
» clubofmozambique.com


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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 Beira Airport to Mutare Airport as the crow flies is 254 km (159 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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