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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181424
Last updated: 8 April 2020
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Time:c. 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-600 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:Virgin Australia Regional
Registration: VH-FVZ
C/n / msn: 1087
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Moranbah Airport, QLD (MOV/YMRB) -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moranbah Airport, QLD (MOV)
Destination airport:Brisbane Airport, QLD (BNE)
An ATR 72-600 was partly lifted up and spun around while standing on the apron at Moranbah Airport, Australia.
Passengers had embarked for flight VA1670 to Brisbane when the airport was hit by a violent storm.
Two single engine Cessna aircraft were blown upside down and the ATR-72 was partly lifted up and spun around, moving about 50 m.
Passengers could deplaned after about 20 minutes and the flight was cancelled.


So this is our plane after we got absolutely hammered by a storm cell at Moranbah airport. We had just boarded the...

Posted by Glenn N Claire Badke on Monday, 16 November 2015


Photo of VH-FVZ courtesy

Brisbane (YBBN / BNE)
26 February 2014; (c) Ian McDonell

Revision history:

17-Nov-2015 12:33 harro Added

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