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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208913
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172C
Registration: VH-CNQ
C/n / msn: 49018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:75km N of Jericho, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Wirralee Station, QLD
Destination airport:Eastlake Station, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot had been conducting cattle spotting whilst en route from Wirralee Station to Eastlake Station when he noticed the right fuel gauge was indicating near empty. Shortly after selecting the left tank, the engine stopped and the pilot commenced a forced landing as he was at a low altitude. During the landing, the aircraft struck trees, resulting in the nose gear being torn off and the engine mounts broken.


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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