CFIT Accident IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander C9-AOV, Monday 27 March 2017
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Date:Monday 27 March 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander
Owner/operator:ETA Air Charter
Registration: C9-AOV
MSN: 624
Year of manufacture:1970
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 23 km SE of Mutare Airport (UTA) -   Zimbabwe
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Beira Airport (BEW/FQBR)
Destination airport:Mutare Airfield (UTA/FVMU)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander aircraft was damaged beyond repair after impacting Vumba Mountain near Mutare, Zimbabwe. All six on board suffered fatal injuries.
According to a communiqué from the Civil Aviation Institute of Mozambique, the passengers were staff all from Cornelder de Mozambique, which operates terminals in the Port of Beira.
Information from the Civil Aviation Institute of Mozambique indicates that the aircraft hit the Vumba Mountain in Manica due to bad weather and subsequently crashed in the Mutare area.




  • 22nd worst accident in 2017
  • 44th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 44th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Bob Adams; Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB); November 2002

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