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Last updated: 20 February 2020
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Date:Tuesday 3 August 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2 Defender
Operator:Sultanate of Oman Air Force
Registration: 304
C/n / msn: 413
First flight: 1974-11-12 (1 year 9 months)
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Salalah (   Oman)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The BN-2 Defender ditcher into the waters off Salalah, Oman. At least one of the occupants died in the accident.
A survivor reported that an engine had failed in flight. Altitude could not be maintained as the propeller could not be feathered.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» Bob Hankinson (e-mail, 16 May 2019)
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