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BFTS CT-4B makes forced landing

written by | June 12, 2014
The CT-4 in the paddock near Gunnedah after the forced landing. (via Namoi Valley Independent)
The CT-4 in the paddock near Gunnedah after the forced landing. (via Namoi Valley Independent)

A Pacific Aerospace CT-4B operated by the ADF’s Basic Flying Training School at Tamworth made a forced landing in a paddock near Gunnedah on June 10.

The aircraft, operated by BAE Systems Australia on contract to the ADF and other military customers, landed in the paddock at about 10.40am local time. The two crew members walked away from the successful forced landing and neither were injured.

An ADF statement said: “Safety is the most important priority for RAAF operations. RAAF aircraft are serviced and flown under a very strict and controlled airworthiness and safety system. All aircraft are under constant surveillance to ensure that they maintain the highest standards.”


The aircraft will be recovered and returned to Tamworth where an investigation into the forced landing will be conducted.

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  • Allan


    I think the pilot under training may have passed his forced landing exercise.

  • Brad


    Allan – good call. Would be interesting to know if the student or instructor made the D and/or carried out the FL, given that it was a NODUFF. I suspect the latter but, as I say, would be interesting to find out.

  • Jim


    A bit late but ….. the instructor took over when the rudder locked full right and side slipped from 3000ft. Student received an OC’s commendation for his CRM throughout the incident. He now flies FJ’s.

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