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Tasair Navajo makes wheels-up landing

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 8, 2010

A Tasair Piper Navajo carrying Tasmanian Primary Industries Minister Byran Green has made a wheels up landing on King Island.

“It took a long time to stop,” Minister Green told the Tasmanian Mercury. “There was a big bang and the two propellers stopped very suddenly. There was a bit of slewing around and then it was all about making sure there wasn’t a fire. We all jumped out fairly quickly.”

The paper reports that the pilot has admitted to not extending the landing gear, while the weather conditions were reported as being “terrible”.

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The seven passengers, which also included ministerial staffers, journalists and a photographer, plus the pilot were uninjured in the incident.

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