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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212976
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P68 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Partenavia P.68B
Registration: VH-FAO
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Horn Island Airport (YHID), Horn Island, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:YMUI
Destination airport:YHID
Investigating agency: BASI
Severe turbulence had been encountered on final approach but smooth air was entered on short final. After flaring to land, the aircraft rolled left rapidly and the landing was made on the left main wheel, followed by the right and nose wheels. The pilot subsequently inspected the aircraft but did not detect any damage. After two further flights the pilot noticed that the left wing appeared to be low. Distortion of the left main gear support frame was found.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

07-Jul-2018 08:53 Pineapple Added

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