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Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander in Saidor Gap: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 23, 2017
Operator: North Coast Aviation (35058)">
Registration:
P2-ISM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Lae – Derim
MSN:
227
YOM:
1970
Location: Saidor Gap (40441)"> Morobe (15319)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While cruising at an altitude of 9,500 feet in adverse weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft struck trees and crashed on the slope of a mountain located in the Saidor Gap, half way from Lae-Nadzab Airport to Derim. Immediately after the crash, the pilot was able to call for help and gave his position. Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions and the difficulties to reach the crash site, it was not possible for the rescuers to intervene before December 26. Three days after the accident, as the weather conditions improved, the rescuers eventually reached the crash site but it was reported that the pilot died from his injuries.

Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2A-26 Islander in Eteringbang: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 25, 2017 at 1748 LT
Operator: Roraima Airways (40274)">
Registration:
8R-GRA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ekereku – Eteringbang
MSN:
3006
YOM:
1982
Location: Eteringbang (19710)"> All Guyana (13646)">
Country: Guyana (13472)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was performing a cargo flight from Ekereku to Eteringbang, carrying fuel for local miners. On final approach to the Eteringbang Airfield, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed nose first in a dense wooded area located 200 meters short of runway. The pilot Collin Martin was killed. He was the Chief Pilot of Roraima Airways since 2015.

Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2A Islander near Mutare: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 27, 2017 at 0815 LT
Operator: ETA Air Charter (40199)">
Registration:
C9-AOV
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Beira - Mutare - Harare
MSN:
624
YOM:
1970
Location: Mutare (23606)"> Manicaland (15187)">
Country: Zimbabwe (13390)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing a flight from Beira to Harare with an intermediate stop in Mutare on behalf of the Mozambican company Cornelder. Ten minutes before its ETA in Mutare Airport, while descending to the altitude of 5,200 feet, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions when the aircraft hit obstacles and crashed on the slope of a mountain located in the Vumba Botanical Reserve. It appears that a passenger survived but later died from his injuries. Among the passengers were Adelino Mesquita, brother of the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Mozambique.