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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 2 september 2015
Tijd:01:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 King Air
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Flying Doctor Service
Registratie: VH-FDB
Constructienummer: BB-1977
Bouwjaar: 2007
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Barcaldine Airport, QLD (BCI) (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Ambulance
Vliegveld van vertrek:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Barcaldine Airport, QLD (BCI/YBAR), AustraliŽ
Beschrijving:
During the landing roll, the aircraft struck a kangaroo, resulting in substantial damage.
The Beech B200 aircraft, VH-FDB, was on a medical retrieval mission from Townsville to Barcaldine Airport, Queensland. As the aircraft touched down in the early hours of the morning, at about 01:41 local time, the pilot caught a last moment glimpse of the
animal before the aircraft struck a small kangaroo. The pilot reported that engine indications were normal, with no noticeable vibration as they completed the landing roll and then shut down the left engine while on the runway. They then taxied clear of the runway using the remaining engine. The strike caused damage to the three propeller blades attached to the left engine and disabled the aircraft.

The aircraft was ferried to Rockhampton Airport, QLD (ROK) on September 8. A test flight was performed at Rockhampton on September 11. The aircraft was back in service shortly after that.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 111 days (4 months)
Accident number: AO-2015-102
Download report: Summary 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 Townsville Airport, QLD en Barcaldine Airport, QLD bedraagt 501 km (313 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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