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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205088
Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:26-JAN-2018
Time:06:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C560 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 560 Citation V Ultra
Owner/operator:Queensland Police Service
Registration: VH-PSU
C/n / msn: 5600515
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Incident
Location:near Gladstone, QLD -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:BNE/YBBN
Destination airport:TSV/YBTL
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
The aircraft was transporting Queensland police and emergency services officials from Brisbane to Townsville when it entered into a rapid descent. Those onboard reported loud banging and the smell of smoke in the incident. The aircraft was returned to Brisbane for an emergency landing and landed without further incident.
- Cause : "These findings should not be read as apportioning blame or liability to any particular organisation or individual.
A single aerofoil on the low pressure compressor (boost) rotor failed as a result of high-cycle fatigue cracking. A loud bang observed by the flight crew prompted a precautionary descent and return to the departure aerodrome."

Sources:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-26/qld-government-air-drama-flight-turned-around/9364788
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHPSU
- Final Report : https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2018/aair/ao-2018-012

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jan-2018 13:44 Pineapple Added
26-Jan-2018 16:38 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
21-Aug-2018 05:30 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2018 05:35 harro Updated [Total occupants, Damage]

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