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Skytaders, operator of unusual aircraft, bestowed with unusual accidents

Skytraders C-212 VH-VHB, one of two in the carrier’s fleet, seen during better times. Photo: Skytraders Sydney-based Skytraders operates some unique aircraft, including an Airbus A319LR with built-in stairs and two EADS CASA 212-400 aircraft equipped with skis (see above photo).Unfortunately these unusual aircraft lend themselves to be operated in uncommon environments, producing some unusual–but […]

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Aircraft Attempts Take Off With Built-In Stairs Deployed (Update)

Skytraders A319 VH-VHD at Wilkins Aerodome, Antarctica (Photo: AAD) Update Wednesday: Skytraders Chief Pilot and Director of Operations Terry Vickers confirms his company’s A319 (above) was the aircraft involved in the Sunday incident at Cocos Islands off the northwestern coast of Australia. “There was a human error at the issue in closing the door which […]

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