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Date:21-JUN-2013
Time:05:00+ LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C650 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 650 Citation VII
Owner/operator:Business Aviation Solutions
Registration: VH-DHN
C/n / msn: 650-7011
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Coolangatta (YBCG)
Destination airport:Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY)
Narrative:
Engine destroyed 21 June 2013 on takeoff from Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, after striking "a flock of bats" (some media reports have the accident as a "multiple bird strike"...but the accident happened after dark in the early hours). Aircraft managed to make a single-engined emergency landing back at Coolangatta with no casualties to the crew

Sources:

1. http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/bird-into-plane-forces-emergency-landing-on-the-gold-coast/story-fnihsrf2-1226667362741?sv=ccaa88551d3d5b63ec49628620aa1553#.UcPf63sDL1E.email
2. http://video.news.com.au/v/119612/Bird-strike-lands-plane#ooid=ZjYWVvYzq7lzUGq1-ajx67iPbztPTfiR
3. http://www.jetrequest.com/charter_jet_operator_directory/aircraft_list/australia/queensland/gold_coast_/cessna_citation_vii/vh-dhn/5364
4. http://www.aviationwa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/20131102_VH-DHN_Cessna_650_Citation_VII_Wilson.jpg
5. http://www.aircrashconsult.info/June_13_more.html


Images:

Photo of VH-DHN courtesy AirHistory.net


Avalon (YMAV / AVV)
2 March 2011; (c) Andrei Bezmylov

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jun-2013 13:39 Petropavlovsk Added
23-Jun-2013 03:04 Anon. Updated [Nature]
23-Jun-2013 09:55 Anon. Updated [Nature]
25-Jun-2013 02:22 Anon. Updated [Time]
21-Apr-2014 16:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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