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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204635
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172E
Registration: VH-FRG
MSN: 17251012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Braeside Station, WA -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Braeside Station, WA
Destination airport:Braeside Station, WA
During an inspection of the Braeside Station airstrip, the aircraft began to sink rapidly, in what the pilot believed to be a power failure. The pilot applied full throttle and lowered full flap in preparation for an emergency landing. Although the engine accelerated to full power, the aircraft continued to descend until it was less than 30 feet above the ground. By the time the pilot had regained control of the aircraft, it was headed towards the roof of a large building. The the nose landing gear and left main landing gear were torn off and sheets of iron roofing were hanging from the right landing gear and left wing. The pilot was able to manoeuvre the aircraft for a landing on the flight strip, using a windrow in support of the missing left landing gear.



Photo of VH-FRG courtesy

Melbourne - Moorabbin (YMMB / MBW)
7 December 1969; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

18-Jan-2018 11:57 Pineapple Added

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