Airplane Crash - Cairns Airport, Queensland, Australia 10/23/1975

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Cairns Airport, Queensland, Australia


Date10/23/1975
Time19:28
LocationCairns Airport, Queensland, Australia
OperatorConnair
RouteMount Isa - Cairns
Typede Havilland DH114 Heron 2E
RegistrationVH-CLS
Cn/In14067
Aboard11
Fatalities11
Ground0
SummaryImproper approach during a storm. Crew error. Misalignment of the aircraft with the runway and abandonment of the landing approach. The pilot-in-command did not immediately initiate a climb to a safe altitude for reasons unknown.

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