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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208276
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23
Registration: VH-ARF
C/n / msn: M-1683
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:33km WNW of Mossvale, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YWBN
Destination airport:YWBN
Investigating agency: BASI
The aircraft was tracking towards Mittagong when the aircraft suddenly experienced a complete loss of engine power. About one minute earlier, the pilot detected a slight amount of rough running and applied carburettor heat for about 30 seconds, without any noticeable improvement. After the engine failure, the pilot changed fuel tanks and activated the boost pump but was unable to restore power. He then carried out a forced landing on a steep sloping field with rocky outcrops. Shortly after touchdown, the landing gear struck an outcrop and was torn off. Both the pilot and passenger were uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond economic repair.


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

Revision history:

27-Mar-2018 09:15 Pineapple Added

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