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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215763
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P68 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Partenavia P.68C-TC
Registration: VH-TCU
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Noorinbee, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Noorinbee, VIC
Destination airport:Mallacoota, VIC
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was preparing to depart from a strip which was only marginally longer than the minimum length required. He reported that when takeoff power was applied, an overboost warning light illuminated. Although a considerable power reduction was required on the right engine before the light extinguished, the pilot continued with the takeoff attempt. He advanced the right throttle to match the position of the left lever, but as the aircraft became airborne it struck the boundary fence and the left main wheel was dislodged. The pilot elected to return for a landing at the strip. During the landing roll, the left gear leg collapsed and the aircraft ran off the side of the strip. No fault was subsequently found with the engines and associated systems of the aircraft. The overboost warning light system fitted to the aircraft type is characterised by a significant lag during power reduction. The normal method of re-setting power under these circumstances is by reference to the manifold pressure gauges. Although the strip was marginal for the intended operation, the engines were not advanced to a high power setting before the brakes were released.


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

Revision history:

28-Sep-2018 12:27 Pineapple Added
25-Jan-2020 12:38 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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