Accident Cessna 172F VH-ECT,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263
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Date:Friday 28 September 2001
Time:10:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172F
Registration: VH-ECT
MSN: 172-52194
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Latrobe Valley Airport, Morwell, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Essendon, Melbourne (MEB/YMEN)
Destination airport:Latrobe Valley Airport, Morwell, Victoria (YLTV)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The trainee student pilot of a Cessna 172 was conducting a solo navigation flight from Essendon with planned landings at Latrobe Valley and Leongatha. At approximately 1030 EST the pilot broadcast on the Latrobe Valley common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF) of 126.0 MHz his intention to make a full stop landing on runway 03.

Witnesses at the airfield heard the sound of engine power increasing and saw the aircraft commence what appeared to be a missed approach from about 100 feet on short final. They reported that the aircraft entered a steep left climbing turn onto a reciprocal heading with flaps fully extended.

At an estimated height of about 300 feet, the wings were seen to roll level and the aircraft, with a nose high attitude, "fishtailed". Then with the engine noise unchanged, the aircraft pitched nose down and impacted the ground adjacent to the runway. The pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces. The reason for the go-around was not determined.



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Revision history:

21-Jan-2008 10:00 ASN archive Added
24-Apr-2014 18:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Jun-2022 03:12 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
10-Jun-2022 04:32 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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