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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214923
Last updated: 13 September 2020
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Type:Evans Volksplane VP2
Registration: VH-SJX
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Manton, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Manton, QLD
Destination airport:Manton, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot stated that at about 70 feet above ground level on climb after takeoff, the aircraft encountered turbulence. As he was applying left aileron to counter the turbulence, the engine suddenly stopped. The pilot checked the position of the fuel selector and turned the aircraft towards a cleared area. The aircraft was landed in a timbered area about 550 metres beyond the end of the strip. When the aircraft came to a stop the pilot noticed that the ignition switch was in the off position. The pilot was wearing a loose sleeved pullover during the flight and it is thought that whilst countering turbulence the cuff caught the ignition switch and pulled it to the off position.


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

Revision history:

01-Sep-2018 04:54 Pineapple Added

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