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Last updated: 23 February 2020
Date:Sunday 30 August 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Operator:Dutch Continental Airways
Registration: PH-NVA
C/n / msn: 111
First flight: 1969-09-11 (1 years)
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Haringvreter (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Midden Zeeland Airport (EHMZ), Netherlands
Destination airport:Midden Zeeland Airport (EHMZ), Netherlands
The aircraft inadvertently entered a fog bank. The pilot, who did not have an instrument rating, lost spatial awareness. When the Islander broke the fog bank it was flying in a 45 degree bank angle. It contacted trees and crashed on the Haringvreter island in a lake called Veerse Meer.

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photo of BN-2A-Islander-PH-NVA


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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