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Last updated: 22 January 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 24 juillet 1999
Heure:05:35
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Compagnie:Air Fiji
Immatriculation: DQ-AFN
Numéro de série: 110416
Année de Fabrication: 1983
Heures de vol:13563
Cycles:22411
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 15 / à bord: 15
Total:victimes: 17 / à bord: 17
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Delailasakau (   Iles Fidji)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Suva-Nausori Airport (SUV/NFSU), Iles Fidji
Aéroport de destination:Nadi International Airport (NAN/NFFN), Iles Fidji
Numéro de vol: 121
Détails:
Air Fiji flight 121 departed Nausori for Nadi at 05:25. At 05:33 the crew contacted Nausori ATC that they were maintaining 6000 feet on the direct track to Nadi. When the crew didn't contact Nadi ATC at 05:35 several attempts were made to get in touch with the aircraft. The aircraft was later found to have crashed on the slope of a ridge. The aircraft had apparently descended below the 5400 feet safety altitude until the right wing struck a tree on a ridgeline at 1300 feet altitude. The Bandeirante then broke up and impacted the slope of a ridge 1,3 km further on. The tail section and right wing were found 150 m from the main wreckage.
Weather at 05:00 was good: nil wind, 40 km visibility, scattered clouds at 2200 feet and an insignificant small shower band.
Investigation revealed a.o. that the captain had insufficient rest prior to the flight and that he had consumed an above-therapeutic level of antihistamine prior to the flight, which would have degraded his ability to safely pilot the aircraft. Also Air Fiji’s published standard operating procedures were inadequate for the Bandeirante aircraft.

Sources:
» Fiji Village News
» Scramble 246


Opérations de secours
13 recommedations were issued. These included a recommendation to the CAA Fiji to conduct frequent comprehensive surveillance audits of all
commercial aircraft operators; the development of appropriate recurrent crew resource
management training programs.

Photos

photo of Embraer-110P1-Bandeirante-N130EM
accident date: 24-07-1999
type: Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante
registration: N130EM
 

Plan
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 Suva-Nausori Airport et Nadi International Airport est de 122 km (76 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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