Aviation safety investigations & reports

Transavia PL-12, VH-IVH, 16 Km East of Andamooka SA, 14 November 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft was being flown in company with a helicopter. While enroute the pilots had been requested to check the surface of Lake Torrens for suitability for future operations. The helicopter was landed on a section of the lake which was assessed as suitable for the fixed wing aircraft. The pilot of that aircraft also assessed the area as suitable and a landing was made at a touchdown speed of 40 knots. Shortly after the nose wheel contacted the surface it began to sink in the soft ground and the aircraft overturned.

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General details
Date: 14 November 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1445    
Location: 16 Km East of Andamooka    
State: South Australia    
Release date: 11 February 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Transavia Corp Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model PL-12  
Aircraft registration VH-IVH  
Type of operation Business  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Leigh Creek SA  
Departure time 1406  
Destination Coober Pedy SA  
Last update 01 April 2011