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Last updated: 17 May 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 6 oktober 2013
Tijd:06:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Flamenco
Registratie: N909GD
Constructienummer: 239
Bouwjaar: 1971
Aantal vlieguren:22575
Motoren: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:6,5 km (4.1 mijl) W van Cayo Luis Peña (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Vieques Airport (VQS/TJCG), Puerto Rico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Culebra Airport (CPX/TJCP), Puerto Rico
Beschrijving:
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

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

Kaart
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 Vieques Airport en Culebra Airport bedraagt 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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