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BN Islander Crash

Wed Dec 26, 2001 10:04 pm

A Bremerhaven Airlines British Norman Islander has crashed only seconds after take-off from Bremerhaven-Luneort into the river Weser. Nine people were on board, three have been rescued so far. The plane was on a island-hoping flight to the island of Wangerooge in the North-Sea. Reason of the crash is unknown, iceing is a potential cause.

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RE: BN Islander Crash

Wed Dec 26, 2001 10:27 pm

Quoted from CNN.com

BERLIN, Germany -- An aircraft with nine people on board has crashed into a river estuary near the northern German city of Bremerhaven, emergency services say.

Rescue workers were able to save three people from the Weser river by early afternoon, and they were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, the German Association for Sea Rescue told The Associated Press.

Spokesman Andreas Lubkowitz said the water temperature was about 3C (37F), making the chances of survival for others "very critical." Divers were searching the river.

Lubkowitz said the wreck of the twin-engined plane, which had a pilot and eight passengers on board, had not yet been found.

The plane had taken off from an airfield at Bremerhaven on Wednesday morning and crashed in the mouth of the Weser, close to the nearby town of Nordenham.

NDR radio reported that the plane had taken off at 10.15 a.m. (0915 GMT) and was heading for Wangerooge, a German island in the North Sea. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

found at: http://europe.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/12/26/germany.plane/index.html

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RE: BN Islander Crash

Thu Dec 27, 2001 1:21 am

One ferry picked up two people, one coast guard ship another survivor. However one of the survivors died during the transport to the hospital. The plane was just a few hundret meters short of Blexen airfield,

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RE: BN Islander Crash

Thu Dec 27, 2001 3:05 am

Additional:
3 persons were rescued alive. One women, two men. Both men died during the day in the hospital.
The women is out of critical condition.

Plane has sunken, the river is pretty wide and deep there. Reason: ???

Hope they will find out what caused that. Its so sad that people have to die in a such tragic manner ;(

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RE: BN Islander Crash

Thu Dec 27, 2001 5:36 am

Was it D-IAAI?

In the news they showed pics of OLT´s BNIs - man, I´d be really pissed if I were them...

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RE: BN Islander Crash

Thu Dec 27, 2001 6:31 am

Actually the Weser is less than 1.000 meters wide at the place where the accident took place. Depth is 14.5 meter or less. As far as I was able top see from the news coverage they crashed about 300-500 meters short of the Blexen Airfield gras strip which is about 1.000 meters long.

I`m not really sure which of Bremerhaven Airlines´ Islanders it was. But OLT will be far from happy to see one of theirs shown in the coverage...

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RE: BN Islander Crash

Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:02 am

Do they have more than one Islander - I thought they only had one, D-IAAI ?
 
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RE: BN Islander Crash

Thu Dec 27, 2001 11:37 pm

They have still not been able to find the wreckage of the BN Islander although they have searched for it all night long. It is believed that the plane broke into peices after it hit the water. Only one survivor, the pilot and one pax died in the hospital, 6 are still missing, believed dead.

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RE: BN Islander Crash

Thu Jan 03, 2002 5:49 am

The wreckage has been found two days ago, it had drifted around 600 meters under water and was only found with extremly modern side-scan sonar. Attemps to raise the remains were only partly successful, it broke when it was lifted. Only one body was found, 5 people are still missing. Pilot was the vice president of BAL - Bremerhaven Airlines.

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