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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142062
Last updated: 21 November 2020
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Time:17:30 ESuT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Registration: VH-GVA
C/n / msn: DHA.1014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Maryborough Airport, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Maryborough Airport, Victoria (YMBU)
Destination airport:Maryborough Airport, Victoria (YMBU)
Investigating agency: ATSB
At about 17:10 ESuT on 27 January 2012, a De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd DH-82A Tiger Moth aircraft, registered VH-GVA, took off from Maryborough Airport, Victoria, with two people on board.

Immediately after lift-off, the aircraft was observed to have a partial, intermittent power loss. The pilot continued the flight with the aircraft maintaining altitude or climbing slightly. At the upwind end of the runway, the aircraft made a climbing left turn before stalling and descending. The aircraft impacted the ground and the occupants received fatal injuries.

The partial engine power loss was probably a result of a partial blockage of the aircraft’s fuel cock. Although sufficient runway remained ahead to allow a safe landing, the flight was continued under limited power without gaining sufficient height to clear trees beyond the runway. Approaching the trees the aircraft climbed, lost airspeed, stalled and collided with terrain. There would have been a safer outcome had the pilot immediately landed the aircraft straight ahead.

The aircraft was seriously damaged by the accident forces and post-impact fire.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

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Revision history:

27-Jan-2012 01:06 gerard57 Added
27-Jan-2012 08:20 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2012 08:53 gerard57 Updated [Registration, Source]
27-Jan-2012 09:56 Geno Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2012 12:02 Alpine Flight Updated [Departure airport]
30-Jan-2012 11:30 harro Updated [Time, Source]
02-May-2014 02:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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