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Last updated: 19 January 2020
Date:Tuesday 3 September 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Operator:Dirgantara Air Services
Registration: PK-VIP
C/n / msn: 752
First flight: 1975-07-12 (16 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming IO-540-K1B5
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sampit Airport (SMQ) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sampit Airport (SMQ/WAOS), Indonesia
Destination airport:Palangkaraya Airport (PKY/WAOP), Indonesia
The no. 2 engine lost power during takeoff. The pilot turned left in an attempt to land back at the airport. The aircraft descended and crashed into a river.

Loss of control

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Distance from Sampit Airport to Palangkaraya Airport as the crow flies is 111 km (69 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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