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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131784
Last updated: 23 September 2020
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Date:29-SEP-2000
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 340
Owner/operator:Benchmark Aviation
Registration: N130DR
C/n / msn: 340-0041
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Nadi, -   Fiji
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On September 29, 2000, at 1600 hours local time, a Cessna 340, N130DR, was destroyed when it impacted the water in Nadi Bay, about 1,500 feet short of the runway 09 threshold at Nadi International Airport in the Republic of the Fiji Islands. The commercial pilot, a citizen of the United States and the sole occupant, received minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the ferry flight, operated by Benchmark Aviation under 14 CFR Part 91, that departed from Magenta Airport, New Caledonia, NWWM at 1200.

The accident was investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Fiji Islands, Private Mail Bag, NAP0354, Nadi Airport, Fiji. Their file number is 10A/4/70.
PROBABLE CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB id 20001212X22028


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
23-Sep-2020 19:29 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Narrative]

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