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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214090
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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Date:05-JAN-1985
Time:10:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-160
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-AMX
MSN: 22-7440
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Northam, WA -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Banner and glider towing
Departure airport:YNTM
Destination airport:YNTM
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The aircraft was engaged in a glider towing operation when the pilot observed smoke and flames around the left rudder pedal area. The glider was released and the aircraft was landed in a paddock. The pilot vacated the aircraft before it was destroyed by fire.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1985/aair/aair198500125/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/34384/aair198500125.pdf

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


Images:

Photo of VH-AMX courtesy AirHistory.net


Exmouth (YEXM / EXM)
August 1976; (c) Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2018 05:36 Pineapple Added
27-Apr-2020 21:08 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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