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Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 7 November 2002
Time:10:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Operator:Dirgantara Air Services
Registration: PK-VIZ
C/n / msn: 697
First flight: 1973-07-23 (29 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming IO-540-K1B5
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Juwata (   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
Narrative:
Crashed in a swamp after the pilot radioed they had an engine failure two minutes after takeoff. The pilot attempted to return to the airport, but did not make it.

Sources:
» Air Safety Week, Dec 9, 2002
» BAAA-ACRO
» National Transportation Safety Committee
» Thomas Brügge
» Tommy Maurer


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Distance from Tarakan-Juwata Airport to Long Bawan Airport as the crow flies is 216 km (135 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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