Category Archives: Islander

Archipiélagos Servicios Aéreos takes delivery of its second Islander

Archipiélagos Servicios Aéreos (Puerto Montt) received on September 21 its second Britten-Norman BN-2B-27 Islander. Aircraft arrived in the late afternoon of that day at Marcel Marchant Binder airfield at Puerto Montt (SCPF) after being ferried from Santiago. The airliner is registered CC-PAC (msn 2166) and was used for fisheries prospection duties in northern Chile.
This is the second Islander for Archipiélagos (the first one is CC-CYR) converting the airline as the sole operator of the type in Chile, replacing in some way the Piper Saratoga CC-CDU that had a crash landing at Hornopirén Airfield on July 8 2010 fortunately with minor injuries to the six on board. The airline operates from Puerto Montt to Ayacara, Nueva Chaitén, Poyo, Santa Bárbara, Segundo Corral  among other isolated settlements.

Divi Divi Air Islander pilot saves nine passengers

A Divi Divi Air (Curacao) pilot was forced to ditch his Britten Norman BN-2A Islander on a flight between Curacao and Bonaire on October 21 after he lost an engine. The pilot died saving his nine passengers.

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