Accident Cessna 411A VH-AYE,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33118
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Date:Tuesday 5 January 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic C411 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 411A
Owner/operator:Reprographics Pty.
Registration: VH-AYE
MSN: 411-0288
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kerry Road, Archerfield, Brisbane, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Archerfield, Brisbane, Queensland (BNE/YBAF)
Destination airport:Archerfield, Brisbane, Queensland (BNE/YBAF)
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off 5 January 1982. According to en eyewitness report: "Crashed following engine propellor governor failure after. Illegal test flight following maintenance".

According to the summary from the official ATSB report into the incident:

"At 1201 hours Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 5 January 1982, shortly after taking off from Runway 10 Left at Archerfield Airport, Cessna 411A aircraft, registered VH-AYE, crashed into an annex attached to a Thiess Contractors workshop located in Kerry Road, Archerfield, Queensland. The accident site was 455 metres east-north-east from the departure end of the runway. The pilot and four workmen taking their lunch break in the annex were killed. The aircraft and the annex were destroyed by impact forces and the following explosion and fire."

ATSB Conclusion: "The cause of the accident was that following a reduction of power from the left engine, the pilot failed to maintain flying speed. The cause of the reduction of power was not determined."

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


1. Eyewitness report by Engineer

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
25-Mar-2010 22:26 Anon. Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities]
12-May-2012 00:57 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2014 01:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jul-2018 12:48 Pineapple Updated [Total fatalities]
07-Jun-2022 22:59 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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