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Status:
Date:Saturday 11 December 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Operator:Fiji Airways
Registration: VQ-FAL
MSN: 14033
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ura Airstrip (   Fiji)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
An emergency landing was carried out at the Ura Airstrip. The aircraft overran the runway and came to rest in a depression beyond the windward threshold.

Probable Cause:

OPINION: "The accident occurred because, in the course of an emergency landing on an airstrip not intended or satisfactory for operational use by the type of aircraft involved, the landing roll exceeded the available runway length . The basic cause of the emergency which necessitated that emergency landing
had not been established with certainty."

Classification:
Runway excursion

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