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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141883
Last updated: 8 November 2019
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Date:12-JAN-2012
Time:19:00 EDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 23 Musketeer
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-DFC
C/n / msn: M-480
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mildura Airport (YMIA) 5 nm SW of Mildura, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mildura Airport, Victoria (YMIA)
Destination airport:Mildura Airport, Victoria (YMIA)
Narrative:
At 1900 Eastern Daylight-saving Time on 12 January 2012 a Beech Aircraft Corporation 23 (Musketeer) registered VH-DFC was on final approach to runway 18 at Mildura aerodrome, Victoria. With one stage of flap selected and passing about 300 feet above ground level (AGL), the pilot responded to a heavy sink rate by applying full throttle.

After climbing slightly, the aircraft then ballooned high. The pilot allowed the aircraft to climb to regain glide path then put the nose down and retarded the throttle to continue the approach. The aircraft then dropped rapidly and impacted runway 18 prior to the intersection with runway 09/27.

The aircraft sustained serious damage when the nose wheel separated from the fuselage. The pilot vacated the aircraft uninjured, while the sole passenger sustained minor injuries.

Aircraft repaired and returned to service: photographed at Redcliffe, Queensland in February 2014.

Sources:

1. http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2012/aair/ao-2012-010.aspx
2. http://www.recreationalpilots.com.au/gallery/details.php?image_id=2914&mode=search (photo)
3. http://mrsamuel.aeroclub.com.au/queryac.php?query=&id=571&start=39&expand=DFC


Images:

Photo of VH-DFC courtesy AirHistory.net


Redcliffe (YRED)
14 April 2014; (c) Ian McDonell

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2012 05:12 RobertMB Added
14-Jan-2012 05:14 RobertMB Updated [Country]
21-Apr-2014 14:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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