2014-07-06 ITAB BN-2A Islander crashed near Chirundu on ferry flight


2014-07-06 ITAB BN-2A Islander crashed near Chirundu on ferry flight


The aircraft was destroyed in an emergency landing next to the Lusaka-Chirundu road near Chirundu, Zambia.

According to unconfirmed reports the pilot expereinced engine troubles during cruiseflight and attemtped a landing on the road but failed to reach it. the Islander then hit a cliff where it was totally destroyed.

The two occupants survived with injuries.

It is belived the aircraft was on a ferry flight from Lanseria (RSA) to the Dem.Rep. of Congo


Date: 2014-07-06 Time: 15:30:00
Location: Chirundu area
Country: Zambia
Flight phase: EMG – Controlled descent in response to a perceived emergency situation.
Damage to a/c: hull loss

Flight no.: 
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Type: Non Revenue
Operator: Intl Tab Air Biz – ITAB

Type: BN-2A Islander
Registration: 9Q-CYA
Age a/c: 44.0 years
Constr. No.: 617


Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 2 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 2 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 1st hull loss of airline
  • 81st hull loss of aircraft type

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