Accident IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander H4-AAC,
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Date:Sunday 22 October 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Owner/operator:Solomon Islands Airlines
Registration: H4-AAC
MSN: 613
Year of manufacture:1970
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing, written off
Location:off Bellona Island -   Solomon Islands
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bellona Airport (BNY/AGGB)
Destination airport:Honiara-Henderson International Airport (HIR/AGGH)
While attempting to return to Bellona after encountering weather, the pilot became disoriented and was unable to locate Bellona. The plane ditched into the sea after running out of fuel while the pilot was in radio contact.
The airplane was never found.


Flight International 20 January 1979
Peter Thompson (E-mail, 10-8-2010)
World Directory of Airliner Crashes

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