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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214093
Last updated: 19 May 2019
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Date:06-JAN-1985
Time:12:32
Type:Bensen B-8M
Owner/operator:
Registration:
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.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YPEF
Destination airport:YPEF
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1985/aair/aair198501415/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/26727/aair198501415.pdf

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


Revision history:

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