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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211064
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:08-JAN-1998
Time:18:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-WTG
C/n / msn: 17263182
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dubbo Airport (YSDU), Dubbo, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:YSDU
Destination airport:YSDU
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
During short final approach, the aircraft suddenly descended and struck powerlines, causing it to crash. Although the aircraft was destroyed, the solo student pilot was able to vacate the aircraft having only sustained minor injuries.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1998/aair/199800049/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4930139/199800049.pdf

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


Images:

Photo of VH-WTG courtesy AirHistory.net


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Revision history:

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