Incident de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q VH-SCE,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 366656
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Date:Friday 22 December 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q
Owner/operator:QantasLink, opb Eastern Australia Airlines
Registration: VH-SCE
MSN: 602
Year of manufacture:2004
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Port Lincoln Airport, SA (PLO/YPLC) -   Australia
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Adelaide Airport, SA (ADL/YPAD)
Destination airport:Port Lincoln Airport, SA (PLO/YPLC)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 22 December 2023, a Bombardier DHC-8 was operating a scheduled passenger flight between Adelaide, South Australia and Port Lincoln, South Australia. During final approach to runway 19, the pilot of a Van’s RV-6 (VH-ORG) made a broadcast on the Port Lincoln common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF), advising that they were taxiing to runway 15 for a departure.

The crew of the DHC-8 acknowledged the RV-6’s broadcast, relayed their current position, and their intention to backtrack on runway 19 before taxiing to the passenger terminal via runway 15 and taxiway Bravo. The pilot of the RV-6 acknowledged and advised they would hold at the threshold of runway 15 until the DHC-8 was established on taxiway Bravo and clear of runway 15.

After landing, the DHC-8 turned around using the turning node at the end of runway 19. They then backtracked on the runway and as they approached the intersection of runway 19 and 15, the crew heard the pilot of the RV‑6 make a rolling call. The crew of the DHC-8 immediately stopped and advised the RV-6 pilot of their position and requested the RV-6 pilot stop their take-off run. However, the RV-6 continued and became airborne prior to the runway intersection. After the RV‑6 had passed, the crew of the DHC-8 noted that the right side of their aircraft was infringing the gable markers for runway 15.

The pilot of the RV-6 stated that upon reflection, they should have waited for the DHC-8 to backtrack and use runway 15 to exit via taxiway Bravo as originally arranged. They advised that their judgement had been affected due to the build‑up of excessive heat inside the cockpit associated with the aircraft’s bubble canopy.



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
8 January 2023 VH-SCE QantasLink, opby Eastern Australia Airlines 0 40 NM 257 degrees from Richmond, NSW non
Loss of pressurization

Revision history:

21-Mar-2024 10:43 ASN Added
21-Mar-2024 10:44 ASN Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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