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.