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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212900
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20F
Registration: VH-CIV
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Biloela, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Shauna Downs, QLD
Destination airport:Biloela, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was making an approach to land at his private strip. Wind conditions were gusty and the aircraft was observed to be making a lower approach than was usual. In the vicinity of the boundary fence a substantial increase in engine noise was noted, and the aircraft was seen to be climbing steeply. After reaching a height of about 100 feet the aircraft rolled, descended steeply and struck the ground in an inverted attitude. The reason for the pilot making a lower than normal approach profile was not established. It was determined that the right wing of the aircraft had become entangled with the boundary fence. In an attempt to regain control the pilot had probably instinctively applied large corrective inputs. The fence wire then broke but the aircraft was in an airspeed and attitude configuration such that the pilot was unable to prevent a stall and consequent total loss of control.


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

Revision history:

05-Jul-2018 13:36 Pineapple Added

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