ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 347569
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Narrative:A Gulfstream 695A Jetprop Commander 1000, operated by Agair Logistics, callsign "Birddog 370", crashed about 70km southeast of Cloncurry, Queensland.
|Date:||Saturday 4 November 2023|
|Time:||c. 14:30 LT|
Gulfstream 695A Jetprop Commander 1000
|Owner/operator:||Agair Logistics Pty Ltd|
|Year of manufacture:||1982|
|Engine model:||Garrett Turbineo TPE331-10-511K|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||70 km SE of Cloncurry, QLD -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Toowoomba Airport, QLD (TWB/YTWB)|
|Destination airport:||Mount Isa Airport, QLD (ISA/YBMA)|
|Investigating agency: ||ATSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
The three occupants perished and the aircraft was destroyed.
According to preliminary information, the purpose of the flight was for mapping areas of recent bushfire activity in western Queensland and gathering vital terrain data for use during future bushfires. While the survey area was not subject to a bushfire at the time, the flight was part of ongoing fire response in Queensland.
ADS-B data shows that the airplane was cruising at around 28000 ft when it began a rapid out of control descent. At one point, the airplane had an average rate of descent of -9,600 ft/min.
Ex ZS-KZY, N9971S
https://7news.com.au/news/qld/emergency-response-as-light-plane-crashes-in-mckinlay-near-mount-isa-unsurvivable-c-12438714.amp https://amp.abc.net.au/article/103065708 https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/breaking-news/queensland-police-assist-in-search-for-missing-light-plane-at-mckinlay/news-story/c8de8f716878d377dc4cec839704f828 https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/emergency-services/firefighting-plane-believed-to-have-crashed-near-mckinlay/news-story/1e955a4f166150d7f2ed8d0f1c359ff9?amp https://amp.abc.net.au/article/103065708 https://www.casa.gov.au/search-centre/aircraft-register?search_api_fulltext=HPY&field_tx_aircraft_manufacturer=&field_tx_aircraft_model=695A https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/BDOG370/history/20231104/0045Z/YTWB/YBMA https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/5/83161_1613708204.jpg
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