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Last updated: 17 May 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 6 octubre 2013
Hora:06:05
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander
Operador:Air Flamenco
Registración: N909GD
Numéro de série: 239
Año de Construcción: 1971
Horas Totales de la Célula:22575
Motores: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:6,5 km (4.1 milles) W de la costa de Cayo Luis Peña (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Vieques Airport (VQS/TJCG), Puerto Rico
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Culebra Airport (CPX/TJCP), Puerto Rico
Descripción:
A Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander airplane crashed at sea off Cayo Luis Peña, Puerto Rico, killing the pilot.
The pilot originally departed from Culebra Airport (CPX) about 05:00, and flew to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, to pick up a load of Sunday newspapers. He then flew to Vieques (VQS) without incident, and was returning to Culebra at the time of the accident.
The airplane impacted the water and was destroyed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control for reasons that could not be determined because the wreckage was not recovered."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 5 months
Accident number: ERA14LA007
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
» NTSB
» El Nuevo Dia


Fotos

photo of Pilatus-BN-2A-8-Islander-N909GD
accident date: 06-10-2013
type: Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander
registration: N909GD
 

Map
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 Vieques Airport to Culebra Airport as the crow flies is 28 km (18 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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