Flugunfall 22 OCT 1978 einer IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander H4-AAC - Bellona Island
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Datum:Sonntag 22 Oktober 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Fluggesellschaft:Solomon Islands Airlines
Kennzeichen: H4-AAC
Werknummer: 613
Baujahr: 1970-06-29 (8 years 4 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Bellona Island (   Salomon Inseln)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Bellona Airport (BNY/AGGB), Salomon Inseln
Flug nach:Honiara-Henderson International Airport (HIR/AGGH), Salomon Inseln
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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Distance from Bellona Airport to Honiara-Henderson International Airport as the crow flies is 209 km (131 miles).

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