Unfallbericht:The Twin Otter was carrying a cargo of meat when low clouds reduced the visibility at the destination Wynyard. The pilot first diverted to Devonport but later decided to go back to King Island. He became lost and was low on fuel. A precautionary landing was made in a paddock.
|Datum:||13 FEB 1979|
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Yarra Creek, King Island, TAS (Australien)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Flug von:||King Island Airport, TAS (KNS/YKII), Australien|
|Flug nach:||Burnie Wynyard Airport, TAS (BWT), Australien|
» Aviation Letter 149
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from King Island Airport, TAS to Burnie Wynyard Airport, TAS as the crow flies is 199 km (125 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.