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Last updated: 12 May 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 16 mai 2005
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Compagnie:Flamingo Air Charter
Immatriculation: C6-ASA
Numéro de série: 599
Année de Fabrication: 1977-05-25 (28 years)
Heures de vol:16711
Moteurs: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:5,5 km (3.4 milles) NE de Exuma International Airport (GGT) (   Bahamas)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Bimini International Airport (BIM/MYBS), Bahamas
Aéroport de destination:George Town-Exuma International Airport (GGT/MYEG), Bahamas
The BN-2A Islander plane operated as an on demand air commuter flight. It originated from Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas to Exuma, Bahamas with an intermediate stop in South Bimini, Bahamas.
The pilot reported that the ground speed was very low as he was about 35 minutes south of Nassau International Airport, while en route to Exuma. He continued, judging that he had 1 hour and 30 minutes of fuel. About 10 miles from Exuma the right engine quit and two minutes later the left engine quit. The pilot then selected a suitable place to land and force landed in bushes, 5,5 km from runway 12 at Exuma.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause:
The Flight Standards Inspectorate determined that the probable cause of this accident as Fuel Exhaustion.
The Pilot could not calculate the fuel for the intended journey.
The Pilot used poor judgment when he elected to continue on to Moss Town International Airport rather than returning back to Nassau International Airport when he first experienced the problem.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DCA Bahamas
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 73 days (2 months)
Accident number: A0516517
Download report: Final report


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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 Bimini International Airport et George Town-Exuma International Airport est de 428 km (268 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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