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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213275
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:10-MAR-1969
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C175 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 175 Skylark
Owner/operator:C. Morse & P. Donibristle Pastoral Co.
Registration: VH-RFJ
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Digby, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Digby, VIC
Destination airport:Digby, VIC
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The aircraft was operated from a fenced field immediately adjacent to the homestead and farm building area and there were a number of sheep in that area. At the conclusion of a local flight the pilot overflew the landing field and made a left hand circuit. The final approach was made over the homestead and farm building area and just before touching down the nose wheel leg of the aircraft struck a sheep which had not previously been observed by the pilot. The nose wheel leg was torn from its mounting and the aircraft came to rest standing on its main wheels and nose cowls.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1969/aair/aair196902349/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/24474/196902349.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2018 22:06 Pineapple Added
17-Jul-2018 07:40 Pineapple Updated [Operator]

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