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Last updated: 5 July 2020
Datum:Samstag 6 September 1997
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-212
Betrieben durch:Royal Brunei Airlines
Gemietet von :Merpati Intan
Kennzeichen: 9M-MIA
Werknummer: 8217
Baujahr: 1993
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:13,7 km (8.6 Meilen) S of Miri Airport (MYY) (   Malaysia)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Bandar Seri Begawan-Brunei International Airport (BWN/WBSB), Sultanat Brunei
Flug nach:Miri Airport (MYY/WBGR), Malaysia
Flight BI238 (Labuan - Bandar Seri Begawan - Miri) took off from Bandar Seri Begawan at 19:03. The crew contacted Miri requesting clearance to land. The controller cleared the flight for the final approach to runway 02, but no reply was received. The Dornier struck treetops and slammed into the slope midway up Lambir Hill (at 500 m) The wreckage was found 07:10 the next morning.
The brand new airplane was owned by Merpati Intan of Malaysia, but operated on behalf of Royal Brunei Airlines. The flight service between Bandar Seri Begawan and Miri has been suspended indefinitely.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bandar Seri Begawan-Brunei International Airport to Miri Airport as the crow flies is 124 km (78 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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