Aviation safety investigations & reports

Rejected takeoff - Hervey Bay, Qld; VH-KEX, Fairchild SA227-DC

Investigation number:
200605091
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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On 25 August 2006 at 1610 Eastern Standard Time a Fairchild Industries Inc SA227-DC Metroliner (Metroliner) aircraft, registered VH-KEX, commenced its take-off roll on runway 29 at Hervey Bay Aerodrome, Qld. The aircraft was being operated under the instrument flight rules (IFR) on a scheduled passenger service to Brisbane, Qld. After reaching 60 kts, and while still on the runway, the pilot in command observed a Eurocopter EC 135 P2 (EC 135) helicopter, registered VH-ESZ, on final approach to land on runway 11 at Hervey Bay Aerodrome. The EC 135 was being operated under the visual flight rules (VFR) on a short flight from the Hervey Bay Hospital to Hervey Bay Aerodrome to refuel. The pilot in command of the Metroliner rejected the takeoff.

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General details
Date: 25 August 2006   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1610 EST    
Location   (show map): Hervey Bay Aerodrome    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Air-ground-air  
Release date: 16 February 2007   Occurrence class: Operational  
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Incident  
  Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Fairchild Industries Inc  
Aircraft model SA227  
Aircraft registration VH-KEX  
Serial number DC-872B  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Hervey Bay, Qld  
Destination Brisbane, Qld  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command Unknown

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Eurocopter  
Aircraft model EC135  
Aircraft registration VH-ESZ  
Serial number 331  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Hervey Bay Hospital, Qld  
Destination Hervey Bay, Qld  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command Unknown
Last update 16 November 2015