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Date & Time:

Oct 3, 2022 at 1340 LT

Type of aircraft:

Britten-Norman Islander

Operator:

Registration:

VH-WQA

Flight Phase:

Flight

Flight Type:

Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)

Survivors:

Yes

Schedule:

Saibai Island – Horn Island

Location:

Moa Island, Queensland

Crew on board:

1

Crew fatalities:

0

Pax on board:

6

Pax fatalities:

0

Other fatalities:

0

Total fatalities:

0

Circumstances:

The airplane was completing a routine school charter flight from Saibai Island to Horn Island. En route, the pilot encountered engine troubles and was forced to shut down one engine. He reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing on Moa Island when the airplane impacted trees and crashed in a wooded area. The tail section separated upon impact and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Fortunately, all seven occupants evacuated safely.

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