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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213348
Last updated: 26 June 2021
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Date:22-OCT-1969
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180C
Owner/operator:Pay and Williamson Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-BBN
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:16km NE of Scone, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The aircraft was engaged in superphosphate spreading in hilly country and, after commencing operations at approximately 1400 hours, had completed seven sorties. The runs were made in predominantly easterly and westerly directions and the eastern end was close to the main north-south ridge of the Brawboy Range. The aircraft had been observed turning at the eastern end of the runs by proceeding out through gaps in the ridge and then returning across the crest of the range to spread in a westerly direction. At the termination of the last completed run to the east the aircraft was seen to pull up high and turn inside the face of the ridge before descending and disappearing from the view of the witness. Smoke was seen to rise from the area immediately and the burning wreckage was sighted shortly afterwards by searching aircraft.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1969/aair/aair196901172/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/24468/196901172.pdf

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


Images:


Photo: BASI

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jul-2018 07:57 Pineapple Added
10-Nov-2018 17:14 harro Updated [Photo, Accident report, ]

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