Runway excursion Accident de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B VQ-FAL, Saturday 11 December 1965
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Date:Saturday 11 December 1965
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Owner/operator:Fiji Airways
Registration: VQ-FAL
MSN: 14033
Year of manufacture:1953
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Ura Airstrip -   Fiji
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
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Destination airport:
Narrative:
An emergency landing was carried out at the Ura Airstrip. The aircraft overran the runway and came to rest in a depression beyond the windward threshold.

OPINION: "The accident occurred because, in the course of an emergency landing on an airstrip not intended or satisfactory for operational use by the type of aircraft involved, the landing roll exceeded the available runway length . The basic cause of the emergency which necessitated that emergency landing
had not been established with certainty."

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