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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213771
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:30-OCT-1972
Time:18:55
Type:Percival Proctor MK 3
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-BXQ
MSN: H.565
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lake Connewarre, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Portarlington, VIC
Destination airport:Connewarre, VIC
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
At a height of about 250 feet, and at a position approximately one mile from the landing field, the aircraft suddenly rolled to the left and dived into the lake, virtually disintegrating on impact. No parts of the port outer flap plywood skin panel could be identified among the severely damaged wreckage. This panel was located, virtually intact, some four weeks after the accident on the shore of the lake 1 miles north east of the accident site. Detailed examination of the total flap structure revealed evidence consistent with the panel having separated from the structure as a result of air loads in flight. It is normal practice in this type of aircraft for flap to be extended on final approach for landing but it was not possible to establish from the evidence available whether or not any flap was in the extended position at the time of impact.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1972/aair/aair197202627/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/24834/197202627.pdf
ex.LZ804.

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jul-2018 13:46 Pineapple Added
12-Jul-2019 16:19 A.J.Scholten Updated [Cn, Source]

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