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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 11 January 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Operator:LASA Engenharia e Prospecções
Registration: PT-KNE
C/n / msn: 696
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Parnamirim, BA (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Parnamirim, BA (SNBZ), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft departed Parnamirim dos Crioulos on an aerial survey flight. After approximately 15 minutes flying over the region, it ran into adverse weather conditions and crashed into a mountain at an elevation of about 4,600 feet.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Departamento de Aviação Civil (DAC)
» Thomas Brügge


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