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Last updated: 19 May 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 8 December 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operator:Desert-Air Safaris
Registration: VH-ODI
C/n / msn: BB-634
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mount Gambier Airport, SA (MGB) (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Adelaide Airport, SA (ADL/YPAD), Australia
Destination airport:Mount Gambier Airport, SA (MGB/YMTG), Australia
The pilot reported experiencing difficulties landing at Mount Gambier. After a heavy landing, the pilot was unable to safely stop the aircraft on the runway and decided to conduct a go-around. The pilot then conducted another approach and landing. The post-flight inspection of the aircraft revealed substantial damage to both propellers. No one was injured as a result of this occurrence.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: AO-2018-080

Runway mishap

» Flightaware flight track

METAR Weather report:
01:00 UTC / 11:30 local time:
YMTG 080100Z AUTO 17011KT 9999 // OVC004 16/15 Q1018

02:00 UTC / 12:30 local time:
YMTG 080200Z AUTO 18012KT 9999 // OVC004 16/15 Q1018


photo of Beechcraft-200-Super-King-Air-VH-ODI

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Adelaide Airport, SA to Mount Gambier Airport, SA as the crow flies is 370 km (231 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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