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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 27 juin 2007
Heure:17:21
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Compagnie:Golden Wings Charter
Immatriculation: N133RS
Numéro de série: 606
Année de Fabrication: 1970-01-16 (37 years 6 months)
Heures de vol:9010
Moteurs: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:0,8 km (0.5 milles) NW of Nassau International Airport (NAS) (   Bahamas)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Inconnu
Aéroport de départ:Little Whale Cay Airport (MYBX), Bahamas
Aéroport de destination:Nassau International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Détails:
A Britten Norman Islander, N133RS, force-landed in a field about half a mile short of runway 14 at Nassau International Airport. The pilot had reported that the left engine had failed during the approach.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause
The Flight Standards Inspectorate determined that the probable cause of this accident was Propulsion System Malfunction due to fuel exhaustion of the left engine, followed by inappropriate crew response (fuel mismanagement).
Contributing Factors
- Pilot's unfamiliarity with aircraft fuel system.
- Pilot's limited command experience. (He was a new hire, low time pilot)
- Pilot's failure to conduct a proper preflight inspection of his aircraft. (did not visually check fuel tanks despite knowing that the gauges were faulty)
- Pilot's complacency with documentation of defects. (Pilot never advised maintenance or management that the gauges were faulty)
- Pilot's reliance on indications that he admitted were erroneous.
- Pilot's lack of situational awareness.
- Pilot's failure to recognize that his problem was fuel exhaustion and not engine failure and neglected to use cross-feed procedure.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIPU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 47 days (2 months)
Accident number: A0723896
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Plane Crash Lands Near Pindling Airport (The Bahama Journal, 28-6-2007)


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AAIPU issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
16 JAN 1970 G-AXUS first flight
16 JAN 1970 G-AXUS Indian Explosives Ltd.
G-AXUS ICI India (Explosives Division)
G-AXUS Agni Aviation
04 JAN 2001 G-AXUS Aviators (India) Pvt. Ltd.
30 JUL 2001 C-GJFT Westcan Aircraft Sales & Salvage Ltd.
01 OCT 2004 N133RS Rivers Corporation
01 APR 2005 N133RS Rivers Aeronautical LLC
N133RS Golden Wings Charter

» source: Werner Fischdick

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