Jump to Content
Download Final Report
[ Download PDF: 3.52MB]
At approximately 2145 hours on 28 August 1983, in the course of a planned charter, Instrument Flight Rules night flight from Windorah to Toowoomba, Beech 200 Super King Air aircraft VH-KTE broke up in flight and crashed to the ground 3.5 kilometres south of Adavale, 201 km from Windorah, and on the aircraft's planned track. The pilot-in-command and the 11 passengers were killed when the aircraft fuselage, devoid of wings and empennage, impacted the ground, inverted. The Adavale police officer reported the accident to the duty officer of the Department of Aviation, Queensland Region. An investigation team from the Bureau of Air Safety Investigation assembled at Adavale on the morning of 29 August 1983.
Download Final Report
[ Download PDF: 3.52MB]
General details
Date: 28 August 1983 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 2145 EST  
Location:Adavale  Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 20 February 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Technical 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 200 
Aircraft registration: VH-KTE 
Serial number: BB320 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Windorah Qld
Destination:Toowoomba Qld
Share this page Provide feedback on this investigation
Last update 13 May 2014