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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236227
Last updated: 19 May 2020
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Date:11-MAY-2020
Time:18:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-DC Metro 23
Owner/operator:Toll Aviation
Registration: VH-HPE
C/n / msn: DC-823B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Rockhampton Airport, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Rockhampton Airport, QLD (ROK/YBRK)
Destination airport:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
The aircraft, flight TFX103, was loaded incorrectly, resulting in the centre of gravity being outside of the rear limit. During take-off and cruise, the pilot experienced control issues which required constant pressure to be kept on the flight controls to maintain straight and level flight.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2020/aair/ao-2020-027/


Images:

Photo of VH-HPE courtesy AirHistory.net


Cairns (YBCS / CNS)
18 October 2013; (c) Derek Gaynor

Revision history:

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19-May-2020 19:51 harro Added

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