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Date:Thursday 4 August 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Riley Heron 2D
Operator:Airlines of Tasmania
Registration: VH-CLY
MSN: 14122
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Launceston Airport, TAS (LST) (   Australia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Launceston Airport, TAS (LST/YMLT), Australia
The aircraft was misaligned with the runway and full power had to be applied to go-around. The flaps were raised partially and the gear was retracted. The combination of touchdown speed and flap retraction caused a sink. The left wing struck several fences and the aircraft slid to a halt.


photo of de-Havilland-DH-114-Riley-Heron-2D-VH-CLY
accident date: 04-08-1983
type: de Havilland DH-114 Riley Heron 2D
registration: VH-CLY
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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