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Last updated: 24 September 2020
Fecha:sábado 6 septiembre 1997
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-212
Operado por:Royal Brunei Airlines
Alquilado a :Merpati Intan
Registración: 9M-MIA
Numéro de série: 8217
Año de Construcción: 1993
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Total:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:13,7 km (8.6 milles) S of Miri Airport (MYY) (   Malasia)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 500 m (1640 feet) amsl
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bandar Seri Begawan-Brunei International Airport (BWN/WBSB), Brunei Darussalam
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Miri Airport (MYY/WBGR), Malasia
Número de Vuelo:BI238
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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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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