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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 9 janvier 1990
Heure:14:21
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PADC/Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Compagnie:Sunbird Airlines Pty Ltd
Immatriculation: VH-SBD
Numéro de série: 500
Année de Fabrication: 1976
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Yorke Island Airport, QLD (OKR) (   Australie)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Yorke Island Airport, QLD (OKR/YYKI), Australie
Aéroport de destination:Murray Island Airport, QLD (MYI/YMUI), Australie
Détails:
The aircraft was taking off from a 920 metre grass strip in moderate to heavy rain. Takeoff weight was about 60 kilograms below maximum authorised. Witnesses reported that the aircraft became airborne well beyond the normal position, and then only momentarily, before the pilot abandoned the takeoff. The aircraft crossed the end of the strip and ran across a beach before coming to rest in chest deep water. The pilot of a following aircraft later indicated that there was a significant down wind component during the first aircraft's takeoff attempt.

Probable Cause:

Significant Factors:
The following factor was considered relevant to the development of the accident
1. The takeoff attempt was made in downwind conditions, for reasons which were not determined.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 121 days (4 months)
Accident number: 199003044
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» ATSB


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Yorke Island Airport, QLD et Murray Island Airport, QLD est de 72 km (45 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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