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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211066
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Date:03-JAN-1998
Time:05:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A188B/A1
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-HWE
C/n / msn: A188B678T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:7km SSE of St George, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:St George, QLD
Destination airport:Aspen, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The pilot made some modifications to the aircraft's spray equipment the day before the accident. Approximately 180 litres of water was used to test the equipment on a paddock the following morning. The pilot noticed a loss of spray pressure and as he looked down inside the cockpit to adjust the pressure, the main landing gear struck the ground. The aircraft nosed over and slid inverted for about 40 metres before coming to rest.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1998/aair/199800065/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4930145/199800065.pdf

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


Revision history:

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