Plane crashes on landing at Adelaide Airport, South Australia

Adelaide, South Australia – Saturday 27th September 2008

In front of about a thousand spectators, the King Air B200 Twin Engine Corporate Charter VH-URU on a charter flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island crash landed on Runway 30 (South East to North West runway). No-one was injured with passengers praising the work of the pilot.

The large crowd was at the airport to see the new Qantas A380 Airbus arrive for the first time at Adelaide and where treated to a perfectly executed crash landing of the twin engine King Air.

It circled the airport for some 30 minutes to burn of fuel before doing a low level pass along the runway to steady in the gusty winds before landing on its belly skidding to a very quick stop.

The video shows the approach and crash followed by the passengers escaping and emergency services quickly approaching. Sorry for the slightly bumpy footage. It was really an opportunistic shoot with no time to set up with tripod etc as I’m sure you can imagine.