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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210255
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:19-JAN-1997
Time:11:40
Type:Corby CJ-1 Starlet
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-CKM
C/n / msn: W18
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:18km N of Albany Airport, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YABA
Destination airport:YMJM
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
While flying at 4000 feet, engine operation began to deteriorate. Initially, this was manifested by intermittent coughing/missing but over the next few minutes RPM and power output decreased to the point where altitude could no longer be maintained. Engine instrument indications were all normal and throttle movement or carburettor heat application did not rectify the problem. The engine finally lost all power and the pilot commenced a forced landing. The aircraft came to rest in a rock-strewn paddock, sustaining damage to the right landing gear support structure. A subsequent inspection of the engine revealed no internal faults that could have contributed to the power loss.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1997/aair/199700157/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4930610/199700157.pdf

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


Images:

Photo of VH-CKM courtesy AirHistory.net


Serpentine (YSEN)
23 March 1982; (c) William Gray (via David Carter)

Revision history:

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