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Report released on BN-2A Islander CFIT accident in Vanuatu
19 December 2009

TAIC New Zealand released the final report on their investigation into the fatal CFIT accident involving a BN-2A Islander in Vanuatu, December 2008. TAIC carried out the investigation on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu (CAAV).
The aeroplane was overloaded by at least 7%, which affected its climb performance and made it unlikely that it would be able to cross the final ridge without deviating from the path flown by the pilot. (TAIC)