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Last updated: 14 May 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 7 août 1997
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Compagnie:Aero Bieke
Immatriculation: N1202S
Numéro de série: 193
Année de Fabrication: 1971
Moteurs: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Fajardo Airport (FAJ) (   Porto Rico)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:Vieques Airport (VQS/TJCG), Porto Rico
Aéroport de destination:Fajardo Airport (FAJ/TJFA), Porto Rico
The pilot of N1202S, was executing a non-standard right traffic pattern approach to landing at Fajardo, while the pilot of another BN-2 Islander, N26JA, was executing a standard left traffic pattern approach to landing. The airplanes collided over the approach threshold of runway 08, about 100 feet agl.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain adequate visual lookout."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 6 months
Accident number: ATL97FA113B
Download report: Summary report


Opérations de secours
Following the accident, it was found that the owner and pilot on different but
numerous flights, operated his aircraft (N1202S) without a U.S.-issued airworthiness certificate, operated it while it was in an unairworthy condition and in contravention of the terms of a Federal Aviation Administration-issued ferry permit, and flew it for commercial flights when he had not met various Part
135 requirements. He also falsified records submitted to the FAA.
The operating certificate of Aero Bieke was revoked on August 12, 1997 and the pilot's ATPL was later also revoked.


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Vieques Airport et Fajardo Airport est de 26 km (16 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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