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Last updated: 23 March 2019
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Date:Wednesday 3 February 1999
Time:10:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Operator:Airlink
Registration: P2-ALH
C/n / msn: 761
First flight: 1975-10-31 (23 years 3 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kimbe (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hoskins Airport (HKN/AYHK), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Kandrian Airport (KDR), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
Crashed 15 minutes after taking off from Hoskins en route to Kandrian. It broke-up in mid-air after encountering severe weather and crashed into a oil palm plantation in flat terrain.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» AP
» BAAA-ACRO
» Scramble


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Distance from Hoskins Airport to Kandrian Airport as the crow flies is 125 km (78 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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