Date & Time: Aug 1, 2011 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 207 Skywagon/Stationair
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Whitegrass - Port Vila
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The single engine aircraft was performing a taxi flight from Whitegrass Airport located on Tannu Island, to Port Vila, with six passengers and a pilot on board. While approaching Efate Island, the pilot encountered poor weather conditions with heavy rain falls and attempted an emergency landing in the garden of the Lagon Resort, south of Port Vila. On touchdown, the airplane lost its nose gear and left main gear, cartwheeled and came to rest, broken in two. All occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.