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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:Sonntag 28 August 1983
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Fluggesellschaft:Moore's Air Charter
Kennzeichen: VH-KTE
Werknummer: BB-320
Baujahr: 1978
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3,5 km (2.2 Meilen) S of Adavale, QLD (   Australien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Windorah Airport, QLD (WNR/YWDH), Australien
Flug nach:Toowoomba Airport, QLD (TWB/YTWB), Australien
A Beechcraft 200 Super King Air aircraft, VH-KTE, broke up in flight and crashed to the ground 3.5 kilometres south of Adavale. The pilot-in-command and the 11 passengers were killed when the aircraft fuselage, devoid of wings and empennage, impacted the ground, inverted.

Probable Cause:

The cause of the accident could not be established.

» BASI report


photo of Beechcraft-200-Super-King-Air-VH-KTE

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 Windorah Airport, QLD to Toowoomba Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 947 km (592 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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