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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28243
Last updated: 23 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 402
Owner/operator:Business Jet
Registration: VH-KIB
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Queenstown Tasmania -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Essendon and Smithton
Destination airport:Queenstown
Aircraft flew into cloud and while attempting to gain altitude struck the tops of several dead trees before coming to rest atop of the last trees. Aircraft sustained damage to wing tip tank and nose. Both pilots received minor injuries. Sole passenger escaped unharmed. All were winched out by rescue helicopter several hours later.


Information suppled by Gary Grimes who at the time was Manager for BIZJETS at Essendon Airport.

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
11-Mar-2013 12:22 Anon. Updated [Registration, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-Jun-2013 02:16 Anon. Updated [Source]

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