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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214925
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Registration: VH-RZD
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Muresk, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Muresk, WA
Destination airport:YNTM
Investigating agency: BASI
Earlier in the day the pilot had flown the aircraft from his farm to Muresk. Because no fuel was available at Muresk, he decided to fly the aircraft to Northam, 13 kilometres to the north. Just after the aircraft became airborne, the engine lost power. The pilot was committed to landing in a paddock. During the landing sequence the aircraft struck a fence and ran over a depressed roadway, tearing off the nose gear. The loss of engine power was due to fuel exhaustion. Prior to commencing the take off, the pilot did not check the quantity in the fuel tanks, nor did he calculate the remaining fuel endurance.


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

Revision history:

01-Sep-2018 05:02 Pineapple Added

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