Accident Aero Commander 500S Shrike Commander N9082N,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43525
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Date:Friday 23 September 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aero Commander 500S Shrike Commander
Owner/operator:Eagle Air International
Registration: N9082N
MSN: 3068
Year of manufacture:1969
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:off Heimaey Island, Vestmannaevjar Isles -   Iceland
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Biggin Hill
Destination airport:Reykjavik (REK)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The pilot was ferrying the aircraft N9082N over the North Atlantic Ocean via Iceland to the
United States. The company "Eagle Air International, Inc", was responsible for the ferry flight from Kinshasa, Zaire to the United States. The pilot had made numerous ferry flights via Iceland, some of them were quite recent and he was familiar with the route and the facilities used on this route.
The aircraft was on a leg from Biggin Hill, UK to Reykjavik, Iceland.
The flight proceeded normally in accordance with the ATC clearanceand the estimated time of landing at Reykjavik Airport was at 21:25 hrs. The pilot reported an engine failure at 20:47 hrs, then appr. 17 NM SE of Vestmannaeyjar Isles and at 20:51 hrs he requested a landing at the nearest airport. The aircraft was overhead Vestmannaeyjar at 21:00:29 hrs and the pilot made a VFR circling approach for landing. During the final part of the approach at 21:01:36 hrs, the remaining engine lost power and the aircraft crashed into the sea. Both occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed. It was concluded, that the cause of the dual engine failure was the presence of a foreign material in the airframe fuel filters, causing restriction of the fuel flow and fuel starvation to both engines.


Icelandic accident report

Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
17-Jul-2010 02:07 harro Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature]
17-Jul-2010 10:49 harro Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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