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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247843
Last updated: 15 February 2021
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Date:11-FEB-2021
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AAT3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero AT-3 R100
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Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Somersby Airfield (YSMB), Somersby, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Standing
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Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot detected engine abnormalities whilst taxiing for takeoff and shut down the engine for investigation. Light smoke then appeared from the forward part of the engine cowl and the pilot exited the aircraft. The smoke thickened and the pilot returned to the cockpit to pull the shutoff lever. The smoke darkened and flames began to appear from the nose cowl. Fire services were called and the fire was extinguished.

Sources:

https://www.raa.asn.au/our-organisation/safety/accident-and-defect-summaries/


Revision history:

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15-Feb-2021 12:42 Pineapple Added

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