Date & Time: Jan 20, 2014 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Britten-Norman Islander
Registration:
YR-BNP
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Ambulance
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Bucharest - Oradea
MSN:
822
YOM:
9
Country:
Romania
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crew was performing an ambulance flight from Bucharest to Oradea with a medical team and a patient on board. Doctors should go to Oradea to obtain transplant organs from a patient who just passed away. En route, crew encountered engine problems and elected to make an emergency landing. In unknown circumstances, aircraft crashed in a snowy and wooded hillside at an altitude of 1,400 meters. A pilot and a passenger were killed while all five other occupants were injured.