Date & Time: Nov 27, 2001 at 0837 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 90 King Air
Operator:
Registration:
VH-LQH
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Toowoomba – Goondiwindi
MSN:
LJ-644
YOM:
1974
Country:
Australia
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
3
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
3693
Captain / Total hours on type:
385
Aircraft flight hours:
6931
Circumstances:
On 25 June 2004, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its final investigation report into an accident which occurred on 27 November 2001 at Toowoomba aerodrome, Qld, involving a Beech Aircraft Corporation King Air C90 aircraft, registered VH-LQH, which experienced an engine failure shortly after takeoff. The aircraft was destroyed and all four occupants sustained fatal injuries.
Probable cause:
In light of a further review of the evidence, the ATSB has reconsidered its original finding that the initiating event of the engine failure of VH-LQH was a blade release in the compressor turbine and proposes that an alternative possibility could have been that the initiating event occurred in the power turbine. Notwithstanding this possibility, in either scenario, the remainder of the findings and safety recommendations contained in the original ATSB report are still relevant.
Final Report:
VH-LQH.pdf145.69 KB