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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213721
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:22-JUL-1971
Time:17:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A188
Owner/operator:Pastoral Aviation (QLD) Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-KVC
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Toowoomba, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Toowoomba, QLD
Destination airport:Toowoomba, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
During a spray run, at a height of 20 to 30 feet, the engine suffered a complete loss of power. After manoeuvring to avoid obstructions the pilot attempted to land in a restricted but relatively flat area bordering a gully. In the landing flare the left main undercarriage struck a small bank and was torn off. The aircraft continued in flight for 192 feet, touched down on the right wheel, swung slightly right and came to rest facing 90 degrees to the line of flight. The pilot turned the ignition and master switches off. As he vacated the aircraft he noticed that thin smoke was coming from the master switch area and under the engine cowling, that paint at the top right rear of the cowling had blistered and was "bubbling", and that the rotating beacon continued to operate. He returned to the aircraft and confirmed that the master switch was off. Some 10 minutes later flames broke out at the rear of the engine.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1971/aair/aair197100023/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/24664/197100023.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jul-2018 11:40 Pineapple Added
15-Mar-2019 18:00 Austcar Updated [Narrative]

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