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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204628
Last updated: 23 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M
Registration: VH-MGZ
C/n / msn: 17266694
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mills Cross, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Canberra, ACT
Destination airport:Canberra, ACT
Investigating agency: BASI
The aircraft's engine failed to respond when the student pilot tried to re-open the throttle. The instructor took control of the aircraft and attempted to regain engine power but was unsuccessful. He then attempted to conduct a forced landing in a waterlogged paddock, however on short final approach the aircraft was found to be undershooting the landing site and was heading towards a fence. He then tried to balloon the aircraft over the fence but was unsuccessful and the aircraft's nose gear collided with the fence and the aircraft landed heavily and came to rest inverted. The student pilot and instructor were able to vacate the overturned aircraft uninjured.


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


Photo of VH-MGZ courtesy

Adelaide - Parafield (YPPF)
30 September 1996; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

18-Jan-2018 10:43 Pineapple Added

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