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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58895
Last updated: 13 April 2021
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Date:07-MAR-2009
Time:21:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell B-1B Lancer
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Melbourne, VIC -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Avalon
Narrative:
The Lancer was flying over Australia on route to Avalon to take part in the Australian International Airshow when the crew reported an apparent problem with the landing gear.
The aircraft diverted to Melbourne Airport and landed uneventfully on the 11,998 feet-long RWY 34/16.
This runway is some 2,000 feet longer than that available at Avalon.
After about an hour on the runway the Lancer was able to be moved under its own power to the ramp.
The Lancer also blew a tyre on landing at Melbourne.

**add** Aircraft landed at Melbourne as Avalon was closed, aircraft was running late for schedule l;anding at Avalon. No emergency had been declared - tyre blew on landing.

Sources:

Aero-News Network.
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25155967-661,00.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Mar-2009 22:25 angels one five Added
09-Mar-2009 04:55 VH-KDK Updated
14-Mar-2009 23:23 Zaggs Updated
03-Jan-2015 15:59 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Narrative]
04-Jan-2018 12:29 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location]

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