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Last updated: 20 October 2020
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 31 diciembre 1990
Hora:17:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic NOMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
GAF Nomad N.24A
Operador:Sydney Skydivers
Registración: VH-BRP
Numéro de série: 80
Año de Construcción: 1979
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Corowa Airport, NSW (CWW) (   Australia)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Paracaídismo
Aeropuerto de Salida:Corowa Airport, NSW (CWW/YCOR), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Corowa Airport, NSW (CWW/YCOR), Australia
Descripción:
The aircraft departed for a local parachute dropping sortie. Thunderstorms had been forming to the south-west and north-west, the nearest being about 12 miles from the aerodrome. The surface wind for takeoff was 340 degrees at 10 knots. During climb, the pilot was advised to abort the sortie due to increasing wind. On his return to the field, the windsock was indicating a consistent wind from 230 degrees at 20 knots. No turbulence or rain had been encountered during the descent to runway 23, until final approach, when increasingly severe turbulence was experienced together with light rain. At a height of about 100 feet, the pilot initiated a baulked approach using maximum cruise power with landing gear and flap retracted. The aircraft began to climb away normally, but then experienced zero climb followed by heavy sink. The pilot increased power to maximum and adopted best angle of climb speed, but was unable to prevent the aircraft from settling onto the ground. The pilot subsequently learnt that the aerodrome had been affected by sudden winds gusts estimated to be in the vicinity of 50 knots, resulting in substantial damage to parked aircraft and other objects.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 169 days (6 months)
Accident number: 199002037
Download report: Summary report


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