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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Registration: VH-JDJ
C/n / msn: E-1448
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2.4km N Bathurst Island, Aero., NT -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Kununurra, WA
Destination airport:Bathurst Island, NT
On 1 June 2006, at about 0848 Central Standard Time, a Beech Aircraft Corp A36 Bonanza aircraft, registered VH-JDJ, was approaching to land at Bathurst Island aerodrome. Air traffic services radar data recorded the aircraft overflying the aerodrome and that the pilot joined the circuit on left downwind for a landing on runway 15. The aircraft impacted terrain 2.4 km north-west of the aerodrome. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, sustained fatal injuries. The aircraft was assessed as being intact prior to the impact with terrain and no anomaly was identified with the aircraft that could have affected its normal operation. Data recovered from an onboard engine data recording system was consistent with an interruption of the fuel flow and the loss of engine power about 42 seconds before impact. The pilot may have been attempting to perform an emergency landing to a nearby clearing when control of the aircraft was lost.


ATSB Occurrence Nr. 200603140

Revision history:

21-Jan-2008 10:00 ASN archive Added
26-Jan-2008 22:44 Andrew Whitton Updated

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