Vliegtuigongeval op 03 OCT 2022 met 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:maandag 3 oktober 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Torres Strait Air
Registratie: VH-WQA
Constructienummer: 494
Bouwjaar: 1975
Motoren: 2 Lycoming IO-540-K1B5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Groot
Plaats:Moa Island, Torres Strait (   Australië)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saibai Island Airport, QLD (SBR/YSII), Australië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Horn Island Airport, QLD (HID/YHID), Australië
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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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 Saibai Island Airport, QLD en Horn Island Airport, QLD bedraagt 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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