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Network Fokker 100 grounded after heavy landing

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 24, 2012
Network's VH-NQE. (Brenden Scott)

A Network Aviation Fokker 100 suffered a hard landing at Nifty Aerodrome in the East Pilbara region on October 19.

According to the ATSB, the aircraft – VH-NQE – experienced windshear as it approached the airfield during a fly-in/fly-out charter flight from Perth.  The Qantas-owned subsidiary has grounded the aircraft pending further investigation by the airline and the ATSB.

No injuries were reported, but the ATSB categorises damage to the aircraft as “serious”.

VH-NQE is a new addition to the Network fleet, having been delivered to Perth in mid September.

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