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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 9 September 1970
Time:07:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Operator:San Juan Air
Registration: N855JA
C/n / msn: 87
First flight: 1969-06-28 (1 year 2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Orocovis (   Puerto Rico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:Ponce Airport (PSE/TJPS), Puerto Rico
Narrative:
The Islander descended in shallow left hand turns until it collided with a mountain side. The pilot had not slept for 27 hours. Fatigue may have played a role, but the probable cause was not determined.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
Miscellaneous - undetermined

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» NTSB
» Thomas Brügge
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


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