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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 30 January 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream G-IV
Operator:Prime Aviation Pty. Ltd.
Registration: N127DK
C/n / msn: 1127
First flight: 1990
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Papeete-Faaa Airport (PPT) (   French Polynesia)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Papeete-Faaa Airport (PPT/NTAA), French Polynesia
Narrative:
The Gulfstream G-IV, N127DK, sustained substantial damage when the aircraft collided with ground handling equipment at Papeete-Faaa Airport, Tahiti.
The aircraft ran over a belt loader and impacted an air stairs vehicle with the left hand wing. The right hand wing impacted a cargo truck and the nose of the aircraft came in contact with a cargo container.

Sources:
» Scramble
» Tahiti Presse


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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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