Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 11 December 1965
Type:de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Operator:Fiji Airways
Registration: VQ-FAL
C/n / msn: 14033
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ura Airstrip (   Fiji)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
An emergency landing was carried out at the Ura Airstrip. The aircraft overran the runway and came to rest in a depression beyond the windward threshold.

OPINION: "The accident occurred because, in the course of an emergency landing on an airstrip not intended or satisfactory for operational use by the type of aircraft involved, the landing roll exceeded the available runway length . The basic cause of the emergency which necessitated that emergency landing
had not been established with certainty."

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:


Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
languages: English Franšais Nederlands Deutsch Espanol

Share
Share