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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22812
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glasair II RG
Registration: VH-IDF
C/n / msn: 550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mildura Airport, Mildura, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Broken Hill (YBHI)
Destination airport:Mildura, Victoria (YMIA)
The Glasair was returning from a day trip to Broken Hill and attempting, for the second time, to land on runway 18 at Mildura airport where the plane was based. The weather was windy with raised dust and nearing dark. The Glasair crashed into a farm yard 0.75km short of the runway and exploded in flames, killing both persons on board.

The two persons killed were named in press reports, and the Coroners Inquest, as John Christopher Hender (pilot and registered owner of VH-IDF) and his son, Samuel Hender, aged 10. The same sources note that VH-IDF did not have a current certificate of airworthiness at the time of the crash.

The registration VH-IDF was formally (and belatedly) cancelled by the DCA on 11 May 2009



Revision history:

12-Sep-2008 22:42 VH-KDK Added
05-May-2014 01:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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