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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140264
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Date:07-DEC-2011
Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 210M Centurion II
Owner/operator:Chipford Pty. Ltd.
Registration: VH-WBZ
MSN: 21061846
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:About 25 km north of Injune, about 90 km north of Roma, QLD -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YROM
Destination airport:YDYS
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
On 7 December 2011, the owner-pilot of a Cessna 210M, registered VH-WBZ, was conducting a private flight under the visual flight rules from Roma to Dysart in Queensland. Thunderstorms with associated cloud, rain and severe turbulence were forecast for the area. About 30 minutes into the flight the outer sections of the wings and parts of the tail separated. The aircraft collided with terrain, fatally injuring the pilot.

The ATSB established that the aircraft was structurally sound before the wing and tail sections separated. No aircraft system defects were identified. Ground-based weather radar showed thunderstorms in the vicinity of the accident site, and recorded engine data showed cruise power setting was maintained until recording ceased. Although the precise circumstances leading up to the accident were not known, a combination of aircraft airspeed with the effects of turbulence and/or control inputs generated stresses that exceeded the design limits of the aircraft structure.

Sources:

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2011/12/08/cq-bound-light-plane-missing/
http://www.cqnews.com.au/story/2011/12/08/man-49-missing-light-aircraft/
http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/12/08/search-missing-roma-plane/
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2011/aair/ao-2011-160.aspx

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

8 Jan 1992 VH-JXA 0 2km SE of Hamilton Island, QLD sub


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Dec-2011 00:37 gerard57 Added
08-Dec-2011 06:16 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2011 23:07 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2011 02:27 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport]
08-Oct-2012 22:21 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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