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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206696
Last updated: 3 June 2020
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Date:25-FEB-2018
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic M18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL-Mielec M-18A Dromader
Owner/operator:Syarikat Woorayi Air Services
Registration: VH-FOS
C/n / msn: 1Z025-24
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Felda Keratong 2 oil palm estate -   Malaysia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Keratong Airstrip
Destination airport:Keratong Airstrip
Narrative:
The aircraft departed Keratong Airstrip (02 55.230N 102 52.727E) at approximately 12:21 LT after two drums of fuels uploaded together with load number 9 of agricultural spraying agent. The aircraft departed with less than the maximum take-off weight allowable for Dromader.
On roll out for the spraying run, pilot noticed the power setting of 55% had dropped to 35%. After switching on the fuel pump and applying more power, the power went up to 40% but then dropped again.
The pilot then decided to land the aircraft at any nearest available place. Only a patch of shrubbery seemed to be the best option for the pilot to land. On descending, the engine completely failed. At this instant pilot dumped the spraying agent and flared the aircraft until it settled on the shrub. The aircraft crashed approximately 3 Nm to the North East of the airstrips. Pilot evacuated the aircraft safely and the aircraft damaged beyond repair.

CAUSE
The cause of the accident was due to fuel contamination which lead to engine failure during flight.

Sources:

http://www.mot.gov.my/SiteCollectionImages/kemalangan%20udara/statistik%202018/A0218.pdf
https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/02/338991/light-aircraft-crashes-pahang-aussie-pilot-unharmed
http://aerossurance.com/safety-management/drum-stock-fuel-contamination
http://www.karangkraf.com/berita/pesawat-ringan-terhempas-di-felda-keratong-2-1.802500
https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/75357


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2018 17:40 Iceman 29 Added
25-Feb-2018 18:47 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code]
25-Feb-2018 20:51 Geno Updated [Source]
29-Dec-2019 17:50 harro Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2020 16:12 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
27-May-2020 10:17 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]

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