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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 21 Februar 1980
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Fluggesellschaft:Advance Airlines
Kennzeichen: VH-AAV
Werknummer: BB-245
Baujahr: 1977
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD) (   Australien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australien
Flug nach:Temora Airport, NSW (TEM/YTEM), Australien
A Beechcraft 200 Super King Air aircraft, registered VH-AAV, collided with the western sea wall enclosing the extension of runway 16/34, abeam the runway 34 threshold, at Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD). The aircraft broke apart on impact and there was an explosive fire. The pilot and all twelve passengers were killed.
The accident occurred approximately 106 seconds after the aircraft had commenced takeoff from runway 25, on a scheduled flight to Temora Airport, NSW (TEM).

Probable Cause:

The cause of the accident has not been determined, but the most likely explanation is that the aircraft was operated in a reduced power configuration which, under the prevailing conditions, rendered its single-engine performance critical in respect to aircraft handling.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW to Temora Airport, NSW as the crow flies is 340 km (213 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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