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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212937
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:14-FEB-1984
Time:05:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic P68 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Partenavia P.68C
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-UUG
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Chum Plains, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YBCV
Destination airport:Cowley, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The pilot had obtained a briefing on the strip at the intended destination and was aware that it was in good condition. On arrival a normal circuit was flown and on short final approach the pilot noticed bushes on the strip. He prepared to go around but before this could be effected the nose and left main wheels struck anthills which were obscured by the bushes. The left gear leg was detached and the aircraft ground-looped. The pilot made a navigation error and had made an approach to a disused strip 13 km from the intended destination. The strip had appeared serviceable when viewed from circuit height, but the pilot had not checked the orientation of the strip, which was 20 degrees different from that at the intended destination.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1984/aair/aair198400005/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/33183/aair198400005.pdf

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


Revision history:

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