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Last updated: 26 July 2021
Date:Wednesday 16 March 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Operator:Mavewa Táxi Aéreo
Registration: D2-ECE
MSN: 903
First flight: 1981
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) from Cabinda (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Cabinda Airport (CAB/FNCA), Angola
Some 30 minutes into the flight the no. 2 engine lost power and had to be shut down. The pilot carried out a forced landing on rough ground, causing irreparable damage to the airplane.

Forced landing outside airport

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Distance from Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport to Cabinda Airport as the crow flies is 379 km (237 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.
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