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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205754
Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20C
Registration: VH-WCT
C/n / msn: 3074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mittagong, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:YMIG
Destination airport:YMIG
Investigating agency: BASI
The aircraft encountered severe wind shear after takeoff, causing it to lose airspeed and fail to climb. The pilot did not apply full power and commenced a turn to the left as there was no suitable landing area ahead. The airspeed reduced even further and the aircraft rolled to the left before colliding with a tree and coming to rest inverted approximately 15 metres from a house. The four occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was destroyed.


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

Revision history:

07-Feb-2018 11:57 Pineapple Added

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