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Last updated: 24 September 2020
Datum:zaterdag 6 september 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-212
Vloog voor:Royal Brunei Airlines
Gehuurd van:Merpati Intan
Registratie: 9M-MIA
Constructienummer: 8217
Bouwjaar: 1993
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:13,7 km (8.6 mijl) S of Miri Airport (MYY) (   MaleisiŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bandar Seri Begawan-Brunei International Airport (BWN/WBSB), Brunei
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miri Airport (MYY/WBGR), MaleisiŽ
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bandar Seri Begawan-Brunei International Airport en Miri Airport bedraagt 124 km (78 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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