Royal Brunei Airlines Flight 238

Royal Brunei Airlines Flight 238 was a scheduled flight from Labuan to Bandar Seri Begawan and Miri, operated by Merpati Intan on behalf of Royal Brunei Airlines.[1] On 6 September 1997, the Dornier 228 registered as 9M-MIA crashed on approach to Miri, killing both crew members and all eight passengers on board.[2]

Royal Brunei Airlines Flight 238
A Dornier 228 similar to the accident aircraft
Date6 September 1997
SummaryControlled flight into terrain
SiteLambir Hills National Park near Miri Airport, Miri, Malaysia
Aircraft typeDornier 228
OperatorRoyal Brunei Airlines
Flight originBrunei International Airport, Brunei
DestinationMiri Airport, Malaysia

Accident edit

Flight 238, a Dornier 228 took off from Brunei International Airport at 19:03 local time with eight passengers and two pilots on board for a short-haul flight to Miri Airport. The flight crew of flight 238 requested clearance to land at the airport. Air traffic control cleared the flight for the final approach to runway 02 but the flight crew did not radio back the control. At 19:42 while on approach to the runway, Flight 238 crashed into a slope at 500 metres (1,600 ft) in Lambir Hills National Park. The wreckage of the Dornier 228 was found at 07:10 the next morning.[3]

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References edit

  1. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Dornier 228-212 9M-MIA Miri". Aviation Safety Network. Flight Safety Foundation. Retrieved 27 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Dornier 228-212, 9M-MIA, Daimler-Benz Aerospace, Merpati Intan Sdn. Bhd. 8.4 NM 174 Radial from Miri VOR, 6th September 1997" (PDF). Department of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transport. Retrieved 8 February 2024.
  3. ^ "Plane crash in Borneo claims all 10 on board". The Nation. Reuters. 8 September 1997. Retrieved 24 September 2022 – via Google News.