- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 24, 1999
Time: 05:35
Location: Nasevou Village, Fiji
Operator: Air Fiji
Flight #: 121
Route: Nausori - Nadi
AC Type: Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante
Registration: DQ-AFN
cn / ln: 110416
Aboard: 17   (passengers:15  crew:2)
Fatalities: 17   (passengers:15  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed into a mountainside at an altitude of about 1,800 feet about 15 minutes after taking off from Nausori Airport bound for Nadi International Airport. The plane was observed by witnesses flying low prior to the crash. The wreckage indicated the aircraft descended until the right wing hit a line of trees at the 1,300 ft. elevation. It was determined the captain had insufficient sleep prior to the flight and had consumed an excessive amount antihistamine both of which may have influenced his performance. Published operational standards by Air Fiji, inadequate for the particular type of aircraft.
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