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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Date:Thursday 17 November 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 300LW Super King Air
Operator:Executive Air
Registration: VH-KDV
MSN: FA-165
First flight: 1988
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Canobie, QLD (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Planet Downs Airstrip, QLD, Australia
Destination airport:Canobie Airport, QLD (CBY/YCBE), Australia
During the pre-flight inspection the pilot noticed that the left aileron was buckled. Further inspection revealed diagonal wrinkling of the lower surface of the left wing, the leading edge of the left wing outboard of the engine nacelle, and evidence of movement in the left wing attachment area. The pilot stated that when he flew the aircraft on the previous day it had handled normally. The weather conditions on that day were such that at cruise the flight was smooth with light turbulence during the descent.
An analysis of the damaged aileron concluded that it had failed in static overload. An engineering assessment of the damaged to the aircraft concluded that the most likely scenario to cause the damage was one involving high speeds and gusts. These conditions were not reported by the pilot.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: 199403448
Download report: Summary report



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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 Planet Downs Airstrip, QLD to Canobie Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 204 km (127 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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