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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 22 September 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Operator:Fundação Nacional do Índio - FUNAI
Registration: PT-KTQ
MSN: 493
First flight: 1976-02-21 (25 years 7 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:39 km (24.4 mls) W of Rio Branco Airport, AC (RBR) (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Aerial Work (Calibration, Photo)
Departure airport:Rio Branco-Plácido de Castro International Airport, AC (RBR/SBRB), Brazil
Destination airport:?
A BN-2A Islander operated by the Brazilian National Indian Foundation was damaged beyond repair during a forced landing. The airplane departed Rio Branco Airport, AC (RBR) carrying three Japanese journalists who wanted to photograph isolated tribes in the area of Santa Rosa do Purus, AC. Some thirty minutes after takeoff one engine began to leak oil. The engine lost power and a forced landing was carried out at the Colorado Ranch, near Highway BR-364.

Forced landing outside airport

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