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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214029
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:13-JUL-1978
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-WWY
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2km NE of Torquay, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YGRD
Destination airport:YGRD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The aircraft took off into the west at about 1645 hours and was subsequently observed some 10km south of Grovedale in the low flying training area associated with Grovedale. It made a number of manoeuvres which included steep turns and descent to below tree top height. Engine power decreased and subsequently increased at various times. The aircraft then headed in a generally southerly direction and, after making a shallow dive, flew at a constant low height below the level of the coastal sand hills towards which it was heading. It then suddenly pulled up into a very steep climb which continued until the nose dropped and the aircraft commenced to rotate and descend steeply. After rotating several times the aircraft struck the ground.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1978/aair/197802548/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5226338/197802548.pdf

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


Revision history:

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