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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207926
Last updated: 6 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172P
Registration: VH-SIZ
C/n / msn: 17274689
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Latrobe Valley, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YFLI
Destination airport:YLTV
Investigating agency: BASI
The aircraft experienced an electrical failure while en route from Flinders Island to Latrobe Valley. The pilot continued to Latrobe Valley and made a landing approach behind another aircraft. The aircraft was on final approach when the pilot realised the aircraft was too low and applied the throttle to correct the situation. The engine missed then fired again. The pilot then checked the carburettor heat setting and found it to be in the hot position. He then pumped the throttle and the engine kept losing and gaining power and then ran normally. Because of the low altitude and that there was a powerline ahead, the pilot elected to land in a small cleared area. The aircraft touched down heavily and impacted a fence before coming to a halt.


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


Photo of VH-SIZ courtesy

Moorabbin (YMMB / MBW)
24 February 2015; (c) Andrei Bezmylov

Revision history:

20-Mar-2018 17:53 Pineapple Added

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