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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160849
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Date:23-SEP-2013
Time:19:45 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182R Skylane
Owner/operator:Sharp Aviation Flying School
Registration: VH-AUT
C/n / msn: 18268111
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hensley Park Road, near Hamilton Airport, Hamilton, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Hamilton Airport (HLT/YHML)
Destination airport:Hamilton Airport (HLT/YHML)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
On 23 September 2013 the pilot of a Cessna 182, registered VH-AUT, was conducting solo night circuits at Hamilton Airport, Victoria as part of a First Officer cadetship program. At about 1945 Eastern Standard Time witnesses observed the aircraft perform a go-around from runway 35 before turning to the right and descending to the ground. The pilot received fatal injuries and an intense post-impact fire engulfed the aircraft

Little survived of the Cessna 182: only the fin and tail section remained after the fire had burnt itself out. The fatality of this pilot was one of a "spike" in fatal accidents in Australia. In 42 days, between 15 September and 25 October 2013, there were 10 lives lost in a total of 8 separate aviation accidents involving VH- registered aircraft

Sources:

1. http://www.standard.net.au/story/1796263/hamilton-plane-crash-reports-of-one-dead/?cs=73
2. http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/one-dead-in-light-plane-crash-in-victoria8217s-west/story-fnitcyla-1226725525395
3. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-24/trainee-pilot-killed-in-night-crash-at-hamilton-airport/4976842
4. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/man-dies-in-hamilton-plane-crash-20130924-2uaqq.html
5. http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2013/aair/ao-2013-163.aspx
6. https://www.flickr.com/p/hopgdk
7. https://www.pprune.org/pacific-general-aviation-questions/526329-10-dead-42-days.html


Images:


Post-accident photo (Copyright: ATSB)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Sep-2013 10:53 gerard57 Added
23-Sep-2013 12:49 gerard57 Updated [Location, Source]
24-Sep-2013 04:08 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
24-Sep-2013 04:55 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2013 07:25 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2014 17:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2014 17:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
17-Jun-2014 08:50 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]

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