Narrative:After landing at Walaha Airport (WLH), Vanuatu, the Islander taxied to the small terminal building at the northern end of the runway. The left hand wing impacted a pole on the porch, supporting the roof of the building. The left hand wing tip was bent upwards and the leading edge of the wing was damaged as a result of the impact. Neither the pilot nor the passengers sustained any injuries.
|Date:||Monday 1 April 2013|
Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander
|C/n / msn:|| 104|
|First flight:|| 1969-08-21 (43 years 8 months)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Walaha Airport (WLH) ( Vanuatu)
|Phase:|| Taxi (TXI)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Destination airport:||Walaha Airport (WLH/NVSW), Vanuatu|
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.