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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212977
Last updated: 27 June 2020
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Type:Evans VP-1
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St Arnaud, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:St Arnaud, VIC
Destination airport:St Arnaud, VIC
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot, who had not previously flown this type of aircraft, intended to carry out a circuit and landing. The takeoff was reported to be normal, but at a height of about 20 feet above ground level, engine noise ceased and the aircraft nosed down steeply. It struck the ground heavily in a nose low, wings level attitude. It was determined that the fuel tap was still turned off when the take-off commenced and the engine had failed because of fuel starvation. The pilot had been unable to prevent the subsequent stall and had insufficient height remaining to regain control before impact with the ground.


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

Revision history:

07-Jul-2018 08:59 Pineapple Added

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