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Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Date:Saturday 2 October 1993
Time:09:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic B461 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-146-100
Operated by:National Jet Systems
On behalf of:Airlink
Registration: VH-NJR
C/n / msn: E1152
First flight: 1990-04-27 (3 years 5 months)
Engines: 4 Lycoming ALF502R-5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Rockhampton Airport, QLD (ROK) (   Australia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rockhampton Airport, QLD (ROK/YBRK), Australia
Narrative:
The aircraft was in the circuit area when it struck a pelican with the leading edge of the left wing. The approach was continued and the aircraft landed without further incident. Inspection found that there was a 500mm long tear in the wing skin about one metre from the wingtip. The metal had been pushed back to the front wing spar.

Classification:
Bird strike

Sources:
» ATSB


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