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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Datum:dinsdag 20 augustus 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Wards Express
Registratie: VH-WFE
Constructienummer: 35-221
Bouwjaar: 1979
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Katherine-Tindal Airport, NT (KTR) (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Alice Springs Airport, NT (ASP/YBAS), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Katherine-Tindal Airport, NT (KTR/YPTN), AustraliŽ
The aircraft was making a landing 45 minutes before first light. During the landing roll a wallaby was seen bounding towards the aircraft. The animal was struck by the left maingear leg and the force of this collision resulted in portion of the wallaby being flung into the left flap. The aerodrome boundary fence is of the standard post and wire construction, which is relatively easy for wildlife to negotiate. Discussions with local residents indicate that wildlife numbers are greater in this area than they have been for some years.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 62 days (2 months)
Accident number: 198500664
Download report: Final report


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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 Alice Springs Airport, NT en Katherine-Tindal Airport, NT bedraagt 1041 km (651 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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