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Last updated: 9 May 2021
Datum:maandag 16 mei 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Flamingo Air Charter
Registratie: C6-ASA
Constructienummer: 599
Bouwjaar: 1977-05-25 (28 years)
Aantal vlieguren:16711
Motoren: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5,5 km (3.4 mijl) NE van Exuma International Airport (GGT) (   Bahamas)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bimini International Airport (BIM/MYBS), Bahamas
Vliegveld van aankomst: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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bimini International Airport en George Town-Exuma International Airport bedraagt 428 km (268 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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