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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 28 August 1983
Time:21:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operator:Moore's Air Charter
Registration: VH-KTE
C/n / msn: BB-320
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3,5 km (2.2 mls) S of Adavale, QLD (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Windorah Airport, QLD (WNR/YWDH), Australia
Destination airport:Toowoomba Airport, QLD (TWB/YTWB), Australia
Narrative:
A Beechcraft 200 Super King Air aircraft, VH-KTE, broke up in flight and crashed to the ground 3.5 kilometres south of Adavale. The pilot-in-command and the 11 passengers were killed when the aircraft fuselage, devoid of wings and empennage, impacted the ground, inverted.

Probable Cause:

The cause of the accident could not be established.

Classification:
Cause undetermined
Loss of control

Sources:
» BASI report


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Distance from Windorah Airport, QLD to Toowoomba Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 947 km (592 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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