Loss of control Accident Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander N909GD, Sunday 6 October 2013
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Date:Sunday 6 October 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander
Owner/operator:Air Flamenco
Registration: N909GD
MSN: 239
Year of manufacture:1971
Total airframe hrs:22575 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:6,5 km W off Cayo Luis Peña -   Puerto Rico
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Vieques Airport (VQS/TJCG)
Destination airport:Culebra Airport (CPX/TJCP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander airplane crashed at sea off Cayo Luis Peña, Puerto Rico, killing the pilot.
The pilot originally departed from Culebra Airport (CPX) about 05:00, and flew to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, to pick up a load of Sunday newspapers. He then flew to Vieques (VQS) without incident, and was returning to Culebra at the time of the accident.
The airplane impacted the water and was destroyed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control for reasons that could not be determined because the wreckage was not recovered."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA14LA007
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 4 months
Download report: Final report


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photo (c) Ed Festel / aeropics.ca; San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG); 25 April 2013

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