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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206038
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A188B-A1
Registration: VH-TZS
MSN: 18803156T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:36km SW of Cobar, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:36km SW of Cobar, NSW
Destination airport:36km SW of Cobar, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
Due to a mini tornado, the aircraft failed to remain airborne as it was taking off from an agricultural airstrip. The pilot then dumped the spray load from the aircraft as the aircraft was making contact with the ground. An area of long grass and thistles then prevented the aircraft from becoming airborne. One of the main landing gear then separated from the aircraft and the other was damaged.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

1 Jan 2012 VH-ZAP Cropdusters Pty. Ltd. 0 43 km SW of Forbes Airport - YFBS, NSW w/o

Revision history:

12-Feb-2018 09:29 Pineapple Added

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