Narrative:The aircraft veered left off the runway during a downhill and downwind take-off and collided with a tree.
|Date:||11 SEP 1986|
|Type:||de Havilland DH-114 Riley Heron 2|
|C/n / msn:|| 14078|
|First flight:|| 1955|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Vanuabalavu Airport (VBV) (Fiji)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Vanuabalavu Airport (VBV/NFVB), Fiji|
|Destination airport:||Suva-Nausori Airport (SUV/NFSU), Fiji|
PROBALE CAUSE: (1) Insufficient visual clues for the pilot to maintain directional control; (2) pilot self medication.
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/88 (#23)
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Distance from Vanuabalavu Airport to Suva-Nausori Airport as the crow flies is 274 km (171 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.