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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231893
Last updated: 29 January 2020
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Date:02-JAN-2020
Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic GA8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gippsland GA-8 Airvan
Owner/operator:Air Fraser Island / Geltch Enterprises
Registration: VH-BNX
C/n / msn: GA8-03-032
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Happy Valley, Fraser Island, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cornwells. QLD
Destination airport:Fraser Island, QLD
Narrative:
During landing on a beach, the aircraft landed on a soft patch of sand, resulting in the nose landing gear sinking into the sand and the propeller striking the ground. There were no injuries.

Sources:

Various Australian media behind paywall
https://www.pprune.org/pacific-general-aviation-questions/628471-air-fraser.html
https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSBrisbane/photos/a.133620586650802/2994779790534853/?type=1&theater
https://7news.com.au/news/qld/pilot-error-caused-light-plane-to-crash-during-landing-on-fraser-island-c-634847
https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2020/aair/ao-2020-001/

https://airfraserisland.com.au
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GippsAero_GA8_Airvan


Images:

Photo of VH-BNX courtesy AirHistory.net


Bundaberg (YBUD / BDB)
14 July 2005; (c) Phil Vabre

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2020 08:39 Petropavlovsk Added
03-Jan-2020 10:09 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities]
03-Jan-2020 10:16 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jan-2020 10:19 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2020 15:53 Aerossurance Updated [Date, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2020 16:51 Aerossurance Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jan-2020 09:53 Petropavlovsk Updated [Narrative]
29-Jan-2020 09:28 CM Updated [Damage, Narrative]

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