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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Fecha:jueves 21 febrero 1980
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operador:Advance Airlines
Registración: VH-AAV
Numéro de série: BB-245
Año de Construcción: 1977
Horas Totales de la Célula:5061
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 12
Total:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD) (   Australia)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 6 m (20 feet) amsl
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Temora Airport, NSW (TEM/YTEM), Australia
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.

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