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Britten-Norman BN-2A Mk III Trislander

The Britten-Norman BN-2A Mk III Trislander is a three-engine eighteen-seat regional airliner aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Britten-Norman.

The Trislander is a enlarged three-engine development of the BN-2 Islander.


Specifications for the Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander
Crew 1  
Passengers 17  
Propulsion 3 Piston Engines  
Engine Model Lycoming O-540-E4C5  
Engine Power (each) 194 kW 260 hp
Speed 309 km/h 167 kts
      192 mph
Service Ceiling 4.450 m 14.600 ft
Range 1.609 km 869 NM
    1.000 mi.
Empty Weight 2.650 kg 5.842 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 4.536 kg 10.000 lbs
Wing Span 16,15 m 52 ft 12 in
Wing Area 31,3 m² 337 ft²
Length 15,01 m 49 ft 3 in
Height 4,32 m 14 ft 2 in
First Flight 11.09.1970  
Production Status out of production  
Total Production 72  
Developed from Britten-Norman BN-2  
Data for (Version) Britten-Norman BN-2A Mk III Trislander  

Aircraft lost, damaged and hijacked:
Date Aircraft type Reg. Airline Location Fatal Cat.
27-Mar-17 BN-2A-3 Islander C9-AOV ETA Air Charter near Mutare Airpo... 6 crashed
05-Jul-09 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-1 ZK-LOU Great Barrier Airlines near Great Barrie... 0 crashed
15-Dec-08 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 N650LP Línea Aérea Puertorriqueña Caribbean Se... 12 crashed
22-Oct-05 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-3 XA-TYU Aerolamsa Playa del Ca... 0 damaged
16-Sep-95 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 N127LB Air St. Thomas Saint Thomas... 0 destroyed
25-Oct-91 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 PK-KTC Bali Int. Air Service Tumbang Miri 17 crashed
03-Jan-90 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III YJ-RV3 Vanair near Port Vila-Ba... 0 crashed
05-May-89 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 XA-JPE Aero Cozumel near Playa del Ca... 6 crashed
12-Sep-88 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 6Y-JQF Trans-Jamaican Airlines Montego Bay-... 0 destroyed
09-Feb-87 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-1 G-OCME Air West near Liverpool In... 0 crashed
14-Sep-86 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 G-BDTP Kondair near Amsterdam-Sc... 1 crashed
02-Sep-86 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-1 G-BCCU Kondair near North Sea 0 damaged
30-May-84 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III HP-946 Aviones de Panama Panama 0 unknown
21-Jul-83 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 N29929 Cen-Tex Airlines Brownwood Ai... 0 destroyed
01-Nov-82 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-1 HP-947 Aviones de Panama     unknown
28-Oct-81 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 EL-AIC Air Liberia Foya Kamala 0 unknown
07-Sep-81 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III C-GSZI Questor Surveys     unknown
16-Dec-80 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 VH-EGU Eagle Airways Pty Ltd near Tumut, NS 2 crashed
17-Nov-80 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III VH-BSG Provincial Air Services Annanberg-No... 4 crashed
25-Aug-80 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-1 9L-LAQ Sierra Leone Airways Freetown-Has...   destroyed
08-Apr-80 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 PK-KTI Bali Int. Air Service Balikpapan-S... 2 crashed
15-May-79 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-1 G-BCYC Loganair Aberdeen 0 unknown
24-Jul-78 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 5Y-CMC Amphibians Nyeri Hills 5 crashed
09-Jan-78 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-1 HK-1711 TAVINA Ciénaga Gran... 0 crashed
08-Oct-77 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 ZS-JYF Southern Aviation Lanseria Air... 0 crashed
10-Jan-77 BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 PK-KTD Bali Int. Air Service Samarinda Ai...   unknown