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Datum:zaterdag 16 januari 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Uzu Air
Registratie: VH-XFF
Constructienummer: 763
Bouwjaar: 1975-11-19 (23 years 2 months)
Aantal vlieguren:16775
Motoren: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Coconut Island Airport, QLD (CNC) (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Horn Island Airport, QLD (HID/YHID), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Coconut Island Airport, QLD (CNC/YCCT), AustraliŽ
The flight apparently proceeded normally until late final approach when the pilot initiated a go-around because of a vehicle on the airstrip. The aircraft rolled and yawed left, descended steeply and crashed onto a tidal flat.

Probable Cause:

1. The pilot initiated a go-around from final approach because of a vehicle on the airstrip.
2. The left propeller showed little evidence of rotation damage. The reason for a possible loss of left engine power could not be determined.
3. For reasons that could not be established, the pilot lost control of the aircraft at a low height.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: ATSB Occurrence 199900220
Download report: Final report
Language: English

» ATSB Occurrence Number 199900220


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
19 NOV 1975 G-BDHP first flight
VH-TXF Hawker DeHavilland, NSW
P2-PAD Panga Airways
P2-PAD Talair
P2-ISP Talair
18 DEC 1989 VH-XFF West Flight Airlines
VH-XFF Northwest Aviation
VH-XFF Air North West
VH-XFF Aquaflight Airways

Ľ source: Werner Fischdick

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Horn Island Airport, QLD en Coconut Island Airport, QLD bedraagt 103 km (65 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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