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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 16 July 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-6 Islander
Operating for:Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter
Leased from:Borneo Air Transport
Registration: PK-TAR
MSN: 860
First flight: 1977-09-21 (24 years 10 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) from Long Bawan Airport (LBW) (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tarakan-Juwata Airport (TRK/WALR), Indonesia
Destination airport:Long Bawan Airport (LBW/WRLB), Indonesia
Flew into the side of a mountain at a height of about 5400 feet. One of the passengers survived the accident. He was found after six days.


» Pesawat Borneo Air Transport Ditemukan (Kompas, 18-7-2002)


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
21 SEP 1977 G-BEWI first flight
OB-T-1207 Heli-Orient
21 JUL 1980 PK-TAR Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter/Borneo Air Transport

» source: Werner Fischdick

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 Tarakan-Juwata Airport to Long Bawan Airport as the crow flies is 216 km (135 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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