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Last updated: 15 October 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 15 mai 2003
Heure:08:33
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200C Super King Air
Compagnie:Royal Flying Doctor Service
Immatriculation: VH-AMR
Numéro de série: BL-126
Année de Fabrication: 1985
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:6 km (3.8 milles) NE of Coffs Harbour Airport, NSW (CFS) (   Australie)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Ambulance
Aéroport de départ:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australie
Aéroport de destination:Coffs Harbour Airport, NSW (CFS/YSCH), Australie
Détails:
A Beechcraft 200C Super King Air, VH-AMR, impacted the sea or a reef about 6 km north-east of Coffs Harbour Airport, NSW (CFS). The impact occurred immediately after the pilot initiated a go-around during an instrument approach to runway 21 in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) that included heavy rain and restricted visibility. Although the aircraft sustained structural damage and the left main gear detached, the aircraft remained airborne.
During the initial go-around climb, the aircraft narrowly missed a breakwater and adjacent restaurant at the Coffs Harbour boat harbour. Shortly after, the pilot noticed that the primary attitude indicator had failed, requiring him to refer to the standby instrument to recover from an inadvertent turn. The pilot positioned the aircraft over the sea and held for about 30 minutes before returning to Coffs Harbour and landing the damaged aircraft on runway 21.

Probable Cause:

This occurrence is a CFIT accident resulting from inadvertent descent below the MDA on the final segment of a non-precision approach, fortunately without the catastrophic consequences normally associated with such events. The investigation was unable to conclusively determine why the aircraft descended below the MDA while in IMC, or why the descent continued until CFIT could no longer be avoided.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: 200302172
Download report: Final report


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW et Coffs Harbour Airport, NSW est de 441 km (276 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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