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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214093
Last updated: 5 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bensen B8M
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Penfield Airport (YPEF), Penfield, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:YPEF
Destination airport:YPEF
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot had been advised that the aircraft propeller was defective and he indicated to witnesses that he intended only to conduct taxiing. However, the aircraft was seen to become airborne and start to fly a circuit. On base leg the engine noise grew louder and the aircraft fell to the ground with the rotor stationary. Wreckage examination revealed that part of the propeller had separated in flight and the remaining propeller section had impacted the rotor following failure of the engine mounts due to excessive vibration.


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

Revision history:

06-Aug-2018 05:51 Pineapple Added

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