Flugunfall 03 OCT 2022 einer Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander VH-WQA - Moa Island, Torres Strait
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Datum:Montag 3 Oktober 2022
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Fluggesellschaft:Torres Strait Air
Kennzeichen: VH-WQA
Werknummer: 494
Baujahr: 1975
Triebwerk: 2 Lycoming IO-540-K1B5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Schwer beschädigt
Unfallort:Moa Island, Torres Strait (   Australien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Saibai Island Airport, QLD (SBR/YSII), Australien
Flug nach:Horn Island Airport, QLD (HID/YHID), Australien
A Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander, VH-WQA, was damaged in an emergency landing on Moa Island, Torres Strait.
The pilot and six passengers were not injured.
The aircraft operated on school charter flight from Saibai Island to Horn Island in the Torres Strait. While en route both engines began to surge and loose power. The pilot diverted the aircraft towards Kubin Airport, on Moa Island, and conducted a forced landing east of the airport.
The aircraft was substantially damaged, with the tail separating from the fuselage during the landing.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: AO-2022-046

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Distance from Saibai Island Airport, QLD to Horn Island Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 139 km (87 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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