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Last updated: 24 November 2020
Status:Final
Date:Friday 1 September 1995
Time:09:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander
Operator:Unknown
Registration: VH-FCO
C/n / msn: 845
First flight: 1977-05-23 (18 years 4 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Murray Island Airport, QLD (MYI) (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Horn Island Airport, QLD (HID/YHID), Australia
Destination airport:Murray Island Airport, QLD (MYI/YMUI), Australia
Narrative:
The strip at Murray Island Airport was grass covered and wet. When the pilot applied the brakes after touchdown, the wheels locked, providing little retardation. The pilot groundlooped the aircraft to avoid running off the end of the strip. During the groundloop, however, the aircraft ran slowly backwards into some bushes, causing damage to the right wing and elevator.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 13 days ()
Accident number: 199502912
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Runway mishap

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Distance from Horn Island Airport, QLD to Murray Island Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 206 km (129 miles).

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.
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