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Last updated: 21 January 2022
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Fecha:martes 13 febrero 1979
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operador:Pan-Air
Registración: VH-PAQ
Numéro de série: 227
Año de Construcción: 1969
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Yarra Creek, King Island, TAS (   Australia)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:King Island Airport, TAS (KNS/YKII), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Burnie Wynyard Airport, TAS (BWT/YWYY), Australia
Descripción:
The Twin Otter was carrying a cargo of meat when low clouds reduced the visibility at the destination Wynyard. The pilot first diverted to Devonport but later decided to go back to King Island. He became lost and was low on fuel. A precautionary landing was made in a paddock.

Fuentes:
» Aviation Letter 149


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Distance from King Island Airport, TAS to Burnie Wynyard Airport, TAS as the crow flies is 199 km (125 miles).

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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