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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211031
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Date:31-DEC-1997
Time:12:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic JABI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jabiru ST
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-SSC
C/n / msn: ST 0002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:4km E of Archerfield, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YBAF
Destination airport:YBAF
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The aircraft was returning from the training area when the pilot reported that he was experiencing engine problems. He then reported conducting a forced landing. Aircraft were dispatched by the controller to observe its progress. The pilot had elected to land in the grounds of a school. As he approached the area he found that it was too short for a normal landing and steepened his approach. The landing gear was torn off on touchdown and the aircraft stopped within the confines of the playground. Examination of the engine disclosed failures of a number of connecting rods, which were protruding from the top of the engine block.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1997/aair/199704210/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4931411/199704210.pdf

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


Revision history:

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