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Date:Wednesday 7 August 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander
Registration: VH-FCO
MSN: 845
First flight: 1977-05-23 (19 years 3 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Horn Island Airport, QLD (HID) ? (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Maintenance personnel reported finding significant damage to the left main landing gear, as the aircraft was being loaded for the return sector of a charter flight at Horn Island, Queensland, Australia. The nature of the damage was consistent with a previous heavy landing. The two pilot operating crew advised that the previous flight sector was uneventful with a normal landing.
A company investigation has been unable to determine when the damage occurred. The aircraft was removed from service for repair.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 153 days (5 months)
Accident number: 199603697
Download report: Summary report
Language: English

Heavy landing
Runway mishap


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