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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 3 Januar 1990
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic TRIS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III
Kennzeichen: YJ-RV3
Werknummer: 0349
Baujahr: 1973
Triebwerk: 3 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:15 km (9.4 Meilen) von Port Vila-Bauerfield Airport (VLI) (   Vanuatu)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Lenakel Airfield (TAH), Vanuatu
Flug nach:Port Vila-Bauerfield Airport (VLI/NVVV), Vanuatu
En route over Shark Bay the plane ran out of fuel. The pilot turned back to open ground, attempting to land in a cleared paddock. The airplane landed but struck felled coconut trees in the long grass.
There appeared to be fuel left in the tip tanks, thought the main tanks were dry.

» Antony Deamer (by E-mail, 28-11-2010)


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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 Lenakel Airfield to Port Vila-Bauerfield Airport as the crow flies is 224 km (140 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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