Monday, July 07, 2014

‘Engine failure caused Chirundu plane crash’: Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander, 9Q-CYA

Preliminary  investigations have revealed that engine failure caused the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander twin engine aircraft to crash-land between Chikankata and Chirundu districts on Sunday.

The BN-2 Islander is a 1960s British light utility aircraft, regional airliner and cargo aircraft designed and originally manufactured by Britten-Norman of the United Kingdom.

Police deputy spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the plane, registration number 9Q-CYA, was destined for Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo from South Africa.

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