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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208050
Last updated: 5 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172E
Registration: VH-DJI
C/n / msn: 17250860
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:30km E of Broome, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Roebuck Plains Station, WA
Destination airport:YBRM
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was conducting a fence inspection at about 500 feet above ground level when the engine power reduced to idle. He changed the fuel tank selection to the fullest tank but the engine failed to respond. He then closed and opened the throttle several times, which resulted in an increase to 1000 RPM, but after he stopped doing this, the engine power once again reduced to idle. As the aircraft was losing altitude, the pilot elected to force-land in heavily-wooded terrain. The aircraft struck several trees before coming to rest on the ground


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


Photo of VH-DJI courtesy

Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)
11 November 1980; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

23-Mar-2018 07:46 Pineapple Added

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