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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145884
Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:28-MAY-2012
Time:c. 10:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-WLF
C/n / msn: 29127
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:About 10km west of Wentworth Airfield - YWTO, NSW -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YWTO
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
A Cessna 172 Skyhawk departed from Wentworth Airfield - YWTO, about 30km north-west of Mildura, New South Wales, on Monday 28 May 2012 at 10:00 LT.

Police were alerted when the aircraft failed to return and initiated a search.

A helicopter spotted the crashed plane about 10km west of the airfield on Wednesday 30 May 2012 around 17:30 LT. The ATSB was noted around 17:40 LT.

The pilot had sustained fatal injuries.

Sources:

[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/news/latest_releases?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3LmViaXoucG9saWNlLm5zdy5nb3YuYXUlMkZtZWRpYSUyRjIzNTEwLmh0bWwmYWxsPTE%3D]
https://au.news.yahoo.com/search-resumes-for-missing-pilot-13811912.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-29/fears-for-missing-elderly-pilot/4040488
http://web.archive.org/web/20120531204044/http://news.ninemsn.com.au:80/article.aspx?id=8475966
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2012/aair/ao-2012-072.aspx

https://abpic.co.uk/images/images/1116755F.jpg (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-May-2012 06:57 gerard57 Added
29-May-2012 22:18 Geno Updated [Source]
30-May-2012 09:16 gerard57 Updated [Time, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-May-2012 22:14 Tayug Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
01-Jun-2012 08:56 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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