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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207655
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:19-DEC-1993
Time:20:03
Type:Silhouette image of generic C303 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna T303
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-AOV
MSN: T303-00020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Yarram, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YFLI
Destination airport:YMEN
Narrative:
The aircraft was en route from Flinders Island to Essendon when the right engine suddenly stopped. The pilot suspected that the right fuel tank was empty, even though both gauges indicated full. The engine was restarted after switching to obtain fuel from the left tank. About ten minutes later both engines stopped. The pilot feathered both propellers and diverted towards the landing strip at Yarram. The aircraft was landed just short of the strip and the left landing gear and left engine separated in the process. All four persons on board vacated the aircraft uninjured.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1993/aair/199304156/


Images:

Photo of VH-AOV courtesy AirHistory.net


Lake Macquarie (YLMQ / BEO)
18 November 2018; (c) Jayden Laing

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Mar-2018 09:03 Pineapple Added
29-Oct-2020 20:59 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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