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A Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander plane went missing PDF Print E-mail
Status: Preliminary
Date: 30 AUG 2012
Time: ca 09:15
Type: Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander
Operator: Dapeng Airlines
Registration: B-68801
C/n / msn: 2255
First flight: 1991
Engines: 2 Lycoming 0-540-E4C5
Crew: Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total: Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Hualien County (Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature: Survey/research
Departure airport: Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA) (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Destination airport: Taitung Airport (TTT) (TTT/RCFN), Taiwan
Narrative:
A Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander plane went missing during an aerial photography flight in eastern Taiwan.
The airplane took off at 07:25 from Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA) to Taitung Airport (TTT).
The flight It conducted a survey in eastern Yilan and Hualien counties. There was no contact with the flight after 09:14. An ELT signal was detected shortly afterwards.
A rescue helicopter located the wreckage in a mountainous area at an altitude of around 1,600 meters.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 September 2012 )