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Last updated: 19 November 2017
Fecha:jueves 10 octubre 1985
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic WW24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI 1124 Westwind
Registración: VH-IWJ
Numéro de série: 371
Año de Construcción: 1982
Horas Totales de la Célula:3105
Motores: 2 Garrett TFE731-3-1G
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:13 km (8.1 milles) E de la costa de Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD) (   Australia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN), Australia
Número de Vuelo: 474
Lost control in a turn at 5000 feet after takeoff from Sydney runway 16 at night; crashed into Botany Bay. The captain probably simulated a failure of all 3 flight attitude indicators while there was a known malfunction in the rate of turn indicator and no external references.

Probable Cause:

1. There was a known malfunction of the rate of turn indicator.
2. The pilot in command possibly simulated simultaneous failures of all three flight attitude indicators.
3. There were no external references by which the crew could assess the attitude of the aircraft.
4. A loss of control of the aircraft occurred at a height of about 5000 feet.
5. The crew did not recover control of the aircraft prior to impact with the sea.

» Aviation Week & Space Technology 15 June 1987 (p.357-376)


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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 Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW to Brisbane International Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 751 km (469 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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