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Cessna Emergency Malomalo Landing Investigation

“The flight instructor and student pilot both reported no injuries and there was no damage to the aircraft.”
19 Nov 2021 10:15
Cessna Emergency Malomalo Landing Investigation
The Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji is investigating an emergency landing of a Cessna from a flying school, on Malomalo Beach, in Nadi.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji (CAAF) is investigating an incident whereby a flying school Cessna, aircraft made an emergency landing at Malomalo beach, Nadroga on Tuesday.

The aircraft belonged to Advance Aviation Training (Fiji) Pte Ltd based out of Nadi International Airport.

Fiji Airports manager communications and public relations Christopher Chand confirmed the incident.

 

He said the flying school Cessna aircraft with two passengers on board made an emergency landing on Malomalo beach.

“The aircraft was en route to Nadi from Nausori when it made an emergency landing at around 12.05pm,” Mr Chand said.

“The flight instructor and student pilot both reported no injuries and there was no damage to the aircraft.”

 

He said the matter was handed over to the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji for their investigation.

A Malomalo villager, Avorosa Kairuma said they were grateful there were no serioyus injury.

“Lucky it did not crash on a house or inside the village,” Mr Kairuma said.

 

“The beach was clear of any person,” he said.

Mr Kairuma said the aircraft was safely removed from the beach on Wednesday by the company engineers.

Advance Aviation Training (Fiji) Pte Ltd managing director Deborah Hinton said the aircraft was fine.

However, Ms Hinton referred all queries of the incident to CAAF as investigations are underway.

 

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