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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43525
Last updated: 13 June 2019
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Date:23-SEP-1994
Time:21:02
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
C/n / msn: 3068
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:off Heimaey Island, Vestmannaevjar Isles -   Iceland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Biggin Hill
Destination airport:Reykjavik (REK)
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X02234
Icelandic accident report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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