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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208911
Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206G
Registration: VH-AZN
C/n / msn: U20605964
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:22km NW of Bankstown, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YSBK
Destination airport:YMDG
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot reported that he visually checked both fuel tanks were full prior to departure. When established in cruise he noticed that both fuel quantity indicators were now showing about half full, and slowly decreasing. A check was made for obvious leaks, as the pilot thought he may have left the tank caps off. However, none were observed. As the terrain he intended to fly over would be unsuitable for a forced landing the pilot elected to immediately land in a nearby field. The aircraft collided with a fence during the landing roll, damaging the right wing strut. After landing, both fuel tank caps were found locked and the fuel tanks were found to be almost full. It was later determined that the alternator was not charging, and the battery had subsequently discharged in flight. As a result, the depleting battery voltage caused the fuel contents indications to decrease in flight.


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

Revision history:

07-Apr-2018 07:13 Pineapple Added

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