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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162746
Last updated: 11 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Tiger Moth Joy Rides
Registration: VH-TSG
C/n / msn: DHA78
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off Couran Cove, South Stradbroke Island, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Pimpama, QLD
Destination airport:Pimpama, QLD
Investigating agency: ATSB
A de Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth aircraft, registered VH-TSG, took-off from the operatorís airstrip at Pimpama, Queensland with a pilot and passenger on board. The purpose of the flight was to conduct a commercial joy flight in the Gold Coast area. The operator reported that, as part of such joy flights, aerobatics were conducted above the South Stradbroke Island area at about 3,000 ft above mean sea level.
Witnesses observed the aircraft impact the water about 300 m to the east of South Stradbroke Island. The aircraft was destroyed and the two occupants were fatally injured.
The aircraft was fitted with two cameras associated with the conduct of joy flight activities. One of the cameras, a digital video camera, was recovered from the accident site, and the stored data was successfully downloaded. The video footage shows that, about 8 minutes after take-off, the aircraft commenced aerobatic manoeuvres. About 1 minute later during an aerobatic manoeuvre, the left wings failed.


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation AO-2013-226-SR-044 issued 21 January 2016 by ATSB to CASA

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Revision history:

16-Dec-2013 04:47 Geno Added
16-Dec-2013 05:09 Geno Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Dec-2013 19:55 Geno Updated [Source]
23-Dec-2013 08:03 harro Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2020 22:40 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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