Cobham Avro RJ85 hits light pole at Perth

Cobham Aviation Services Avro RJ85 VH-NJW (msn E2329) was damaged in a ground accident at Perth Airport on 30 July. She was departing the passenger terminal on a FIFO flight to the Granny Smith Gold Mine in Laverton, in Western Australia, when the brakes apparently failed and she hit a light pole next to the terminal building. The 62 passengers and crew on board were deplaned with no injuries. Damage to the aircraft’s nose is being assessed.

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