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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Date:Sunday 19 November 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander
Operator:Falkland Islands Government Air Service - FIGAS
Registration: VP-FBI
C/n / msn: 2188
First flight: 1986-03-19 (20 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
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:West Point Island (   Falkland Islands)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:West Point Island, Falkland Islands
The Islander touched down hard on landing, causing the port engine and undercarriage to rotated down and rearwards. This rapid movement caused a catastrophic failure of the port wing spar and the structure in this area has been severely torn and distorted.


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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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