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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207663
Last updated: 28 May 2020
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Date:03-DEC-1993
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna R182
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-MNX
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tirlta Station, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Tirlta Station, NSW
Destination airport:Tirlta Station, NSW
Narrative:
The aircraft had departed the property airstrip with about 2.5 hours of fuel on board, but after about 40 minutes, the fuel gauges appeared to be indicating a substantial loss of fuel. The pilot elected to land back at the property airstrip but the aircraft experienced an engine failure some 4km short of the strip. The pilot selected an area for a forced landing but the aircraft collided with a fence and some bushes before coming to rest. The left-hand fuel cap was found to have been missing, allowing fuel to escape from the tank by siphon action.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1993/aair/199304177/


Revision history:

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