Narrative:The undercarriage collapsed when the airplane overran the runway after landing.
|Date:||23 SEP 1996|
|Type:||Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander|
|Operator:||Vanua Air Charter|
|C/n / msn:|| 417|
|First flight:|| 1974-12-02 (21 years 10 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Lycoming IO-540-K1B5|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Ngau Island Airport (NGI) (Fiji)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Suva-Nausori Airport (SUV/NFSU), Fiji|
|Destination airport:||Ngau Island Airport (NGI/NFNG), Fiji|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Suva-Nausori Airport to Ngau Island Airport as the crow flies is 83 km (52 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.