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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209739
Last updated: 23 May 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-BRW
C/n / msn: U20603860
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:27km N of Kununurra, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YPKU
Destination airport:YPKU
Investigating agency: BASI
The flight was to conduct photographic work around the Kununurra area. The crew consisted of the pilot in command and a second pilot in the right front seat to assist with look-out, radio communications and communicating with the photographer. The photographer operated from the rear seat without a headset. After the crew had completed part of the task, the pilot started to climb the aircraft to a higher altitude. As the aircraft passed about 600 feet above ground level, the engine stopped suddenly without warning. The pilot transmitted a Mayday message and carried out a forced landing into 30-foot trees. During the impact, the aircraft turned over and the stitching of the harness of both pilots came undone, releasing the shoulder harnesses. The pilot in command and the photographer suffered minor injuries. The right-seat pilot was seriously injured.


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

Revision history:

22-Apr-2018 15:54 Pineapple Added

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