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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Hervey Bay Aerodrome Occurrence type:Air-ground-air 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 16 February 2007 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
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
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Pilot-in-CommandUnknown
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
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Pilot-in-CommandUnknown
 
 
 
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