Incident Canadair CL-600-1A11 Challenger 600 VH-JPQ, Wednesday 25 August 2021
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Date:Wednesday 25 August 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Canadair CL-600-1A11 Challenger 600
Owner/operator:CC 600 Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-JPQ
MSN: 1012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Essendon Airport, Melbourne, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Challenger 600 jet which had not flown for a number of year was undergoing engine runs.
There appears to be a possibility the aircraft may have "jumped" the inadequate sized wheel chocks and that the braking system was either not used or non operational or 'armed' at the time.
For unexplained reasons it would appear the aircraft was not positioned for engine test runs that would allow for such an incident to be avoided. News media suggest the qualifications of those in the cockpit will be reviewed as part of the investigation.
The aircraft collided with a AS350 Helicopter, VH-HWA, causing significant damage.


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History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

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Revision history:

26-Aug-2021 07:37 Petropavlovsk Added
26-Aug-2021 07:40 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Embed code]
07-Jun-2022 21:11 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Embed code]

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