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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162669
Last updated: 6 December 2020
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Date:09-DEC-2013
Time:14:36 WST
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glasair III
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-USW
C/n / msn: SH-3311
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Berrigan Drive, Close to Jandakot Airport (YPJT), Perth -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Perth Jandakot (JAD/YPJT) Western Australia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
At about 1434 Western Standard Time on 9 December 2013, an amateur-built Glasair III aircraft, registered VH-USW in the ‘Experimental’ category, took off from runway 24 right at Jandakot Airport, Western Australia with a pilot and passenger on board. Shortly after take-off, the pilot broadcast on the Jandakot tower radio frequency that ‘we have an engine failure’. There were no further transmissions from the aircraft.

The aircraft was seen flying at a low altitude in a northerly direction over South Lake, a residential area about 3 km south-west of Jandakot Airport. Witnesses in the vicinity of a sports field at South Lake heard the sound of an impact and saw a fireball and the burning aircraft tumbling along the ground at the field before coming to rest.

A number of people rushed to assist and found the two occupants clear of the burning wreckage. First aid was administered until emergency services arrived. The pilot and passenger sustained serious burns and were taken to hospital.

The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and an intense post-impact fuel-fed fire

Sources:

1. https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/surgery-for-survivors-after-fiery-plane-crash-on-south-lake-footy-oval-ng-77717bfacba0e4d15974def5ff7cea9d
2. http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2013/aair/ao-2013-221.aspx
3. http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2014/01/stoddard-hamilton-glasair-iii-vh-usw.html
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://airsoc.com/articles/view/id/52a7304f9aad9d360a000002/collision-with-terrain-involving-glasair-iii-vh-usw-near-jandakot-wa-on-9-december-2013]
5. http://www.regosearch.com/aircraft/au/USW
6. https://au.news.yahoo.com/engine-key-to-crash-investigation-20255319.html
7. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.649191281798875.1073741831.623167131067957&type=1
8. https://heraldonlinejournal.com/2013/12/10/south-lake-plane-crash/
9. http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/air-crash-investigators-probe-plane-crash-on-south-lakes-school-oval-20131210-2z2pe.html

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Dec-2013 09:15 gerard57 Added
09-Dec-2013 17:21 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location]
09-Dec-2013 19:01 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type]
10-Dec-2013 02:49 Geno Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Source]
08-May-2014 20:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-May-2014 21:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
08-Apr-2016 12:53 Kardz Updated [Operator]

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