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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 9 januari 1990
Tijd:14:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PADC/Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Sunbird Airlines Pty Ltd
Registratie: VH-SBD
Constructienummer: 500
Bouwjaar: 1976
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Yorke Island Airport, QLD (OKR) (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Yorke Island Airport, QLD (OKR/YYKI), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Murray Island Airport, QLD (MYI/YMUI), AustraliŽ
Beschrijving:
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:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 121 days (4 months)
Accident number: 199003044
Download report: Summary report

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Kaart
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 Yorke Island Airport, QLD en Murray Island Airport, QLD bedraagt 72 km (45 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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