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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 27 November 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Operator:Vanair
Registration: YJ-RV2
C/n / msn: 172
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Emae Airport (EAE) (   Vanuatu)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Emae Airport (EAE/NVSE), Vanuatu
Narrative:
The Islander aircraft reportedly crash landed. Two of the three occupants suffered serious injuries. The aircraft is also reported as having ended up in the sea and suffering saltwater immersion damage.

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» Air-Britain


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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.
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