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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208121
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 404
Registration: VH-DLF
MSN: 4040683
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mildura Airport (YMIA), Mildura, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:YREN
Destination airport:YMIA
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was taxiing the aircraft to the terminal when he became momentarily distracted, thus allowing the aircraft do drift about one metre to the right. As he returned his attention to the taxi line, he noticed that there was a stationary helicopter in his peripheral vision. He attempted to stop but the right propeller contacted a rotor blade and the right wingtip impacted the windshield of the helicopter.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of VH-DLF courtesy

Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
5 November 1989; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

24-Mar-2018 08:04 Pineapple Added

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