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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165193
Last updated: 19 September 2019
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Date:17-APR-1969
Time:10:30 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic C210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 210N
Owner/operator:Bush Pilots Airways Ltd
Registration: VH-RJC
C/n / msn: 205-0114
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Minnamoolka Station, 85 miles SW of Cairns, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Minnamoolka Station, Queensland
Destination airport:Spring Creek, Queensland
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The pilot had been informed by his Chief Pilot that the strip was 3,000 feet long when, in fact, its length was 2,300 feet. The aircraft weight and ambient conditions were such that the aircraft required the full strip length for take-off if using 20 degrees of flap, and 2,650 feet for take-off if flap was not used.

The pilot began a rolling take-off without flap and, when committed to continuing the take-off, he selected eight degrees of flap. He lifted the aircraft off the ground just before reaching a fence 200 feet beyond the end of the strip. The undercarriage struck the fence and the pilot abandoned the take-off and landed In the adjacent paddock The aircraft entered a shallow swamp, breaking off the nose wheel fork before coming to rest. No injuries reported to the four persons on board (pilot and three passengers)

ATSB Conclusion: The cause of the accident was that the pilot was provided with incorrect information regarding the length of the strip.

Sources:

1. http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1969/aair/aair196900009.aspx
2. http://atsb.gov.au/media/24433/196900009.pdf
3. http://www.regosearch.com/aircraft/au/RJC

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Apr-2014 17:37 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Apr-2014 17:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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