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Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2B-26 Islander in Montserrat

Date & Time: Sep 29, 2021 at 1733 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
J8-VBI
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saint John’s – Montserrat
MSN:
2026
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
SVD207
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing on runway 28 at John A. Osborne Airport, Montserrat, the twin engine aircraft deviated to the left, veered off runway and came to rest against an embankment. All seven occupants were rescued, among them two were injured. The aircraft was severely damaged.

Crash of a Boeing 707-121B on Mt La Soufrière: 30 killed

Date & Time: Sep 17, 1965 at 0725 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N708PA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Fort-de-France – Saint John’s – Christiansted – San Juan – New York
MSN:
17586
YOM:
1957
Flight number:
PA292
Country:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
30
Captain / Total flying hours:
15355
Captain / Total hours on type:
297.00
Copilot / Total hours on type:
181
Aircraft flight hours:
19127
Circumstances:
PanAm Flight PA292 was a scheduled service from Fort-de-France, Martinique to New York with en route stops at Saint John's, Antigua, Christiansted, St Croix, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. An IFR flight plan had been filed for the 30-minute leg to Antigua. Cruising altitude would be FL165. The airplane christened 'Clipper Constitution' departed Fort-de-France's runway 27 at 0704LT. Cruising altitude was reached at 0709. The crew established radio contact with the Antigua controller at 0715. The controller cleared the flight to the Coolidge NDB beacon at 2 500 feet and told the crew to report at the beacon outbound leaving 2 500 feet or field in sight. At approximately 0725 the flight reported through FL40 with the field not yet in sight. At the same time the airplane was observed flying along the coast of the island of Montserrat in rain and below the clouds with landing gear down and flaps partially extended. Shortly afterwards the airplane struck a mountain at an elevation of 2 760 feet asl and 242 feet below the summit. The airplane was totally destroyed and all 30 occupants have been killed. Weather was poor at the time of the accident with thunderstorms activity, towering cumulus and heavy rain falls.
Probable cause:
The accident was the result of the aircraft descending below a safe height when its position had not been accurately established.
Final Report: