ASN Aircraft accident Britten-Norman BN-2A-6 Islander N116DW San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 20 July 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-6 Islander
Operator:Dorado Wings
Registration: N116DW
MSN: 202
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU) (   Puerto Rico)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:Dorado Beach Airport (DDP), Puerto Rico
The Islander stalled and crashed while attempting to take off from runway 10.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - premature lift-off

Loss of control

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Distance from San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport to Dorado Beach Airport as the crow flies is 30 km (18 miles).

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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