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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211019
Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Date:18-DEC-1997
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-EMH
C/n / msn: 15061577
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Biloela Airport, Biloela, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Biloela, QLD
Destination airport:Biloela, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The pilot reported that had commenced the takeoff run with no flap selected but felt that the aircraft was slow to accelerate to takeoff speed. He then selected flap and the aircraft became airborne. There were trees and high ground beyond the end of the strip and the pilot turned the aircraft right to avoid this area. As the aircraft turned, it struck a powerline and then impacted the ground in a nose down attitude. The pilot and passenger were uninjured. The pilot stated that the aircraft was about 100 lb under maximum weight with the centre of gravity within the envelope. He believed that the aircraft encountered wind shear and a downdraft leading to loss of performance. The ambient air temperature was 34 degrees C, with less than 5 kts wind at the time of the accident.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1997/aair/199704117/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4931396/199704117.pdf

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


Images:

Photo of VH-EMH courtesy AirHistory.net


Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)
December 1969; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

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