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At approximately 1822 hours Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 31 May 1974 Fokker Friendship F-27-100 aircraft, registered VH-EWL, crashed adjacent to Runway 35 at Bathurst aerodrome, New South Wales, during an attempted go-around from a landing approach. The aircraft came to rest after sliding 625 metres from the impact point, and sustained substantial damage. VH-EWL was engaged in operating a regular public transport flight with a crew of four and was carrying thirty passengers. Both members of the flight crew, and six passengers, received minor injuries; no other persons were injured.
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General details
Date: 31 May 1974 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1822 ESuT  
Location:Bathurst Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 20 October 1976 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Fokker B.V. 
Aircraft model: F27 
Aircraft registration: VH-EWL 
Serial number: 10344 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Orange
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