Accident
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:
Datum:Dienstag 13 Februar 1979
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Fluggesellschaft:Pan-Air
Kennzeichen: VH-PAQ
Werknummer: 227
Baujahr: 1969
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Yarra Creek, King Island, TAS (   Australien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:King Island Airport, TAS (KNS/YKII), Australien
Flug nach:Burnie Wynyard Airport, TAS (BWT), Australien
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.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Letter 149


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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.
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