Descripción del Accidente ASN 31 MAR 1978 Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander VH-EQK - Landsborough, QLD
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Estado:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Fecha:viernes 31 marzo 1978
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Registración: VH-EQK
Numéro de série: 146
Año de Construcción: 1970-01-02 (8 years 3 months)
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Landsborough, QLD (   Australia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Some 35 minutes after departure, first the port engine and then the starboard engine failed. A forced landing into a small cleared area was attempted but on final approach the aircraft stalled and struck the ground heavily. The pilot did not check fuel quantity in tanks prior to departure. Fuel quantity gauges were erratic in operation giving false indications - a fact known to the pilot.

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