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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215768
Last updated: 25 January 2021
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Date:09-MAR-1986
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-BAW
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Walcha Airport (YWCH), Walcha, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:YWCH
Destination airport:YWCH
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
At the conclusion of a dual check flight, the student landed the aircraft into a light north-westerly wind. The landing roll was completed about half way along the 853 metre strip, and the pilot turned the aircraft around preparatory to taxiing back to the upwind threshold. The instructor left the aircraft at this point, after briefing the student on the solo sequences he wished him to practice. Shortly afterwards, full power was applied as the student commenced a takeoff downwind. The aircraft failed to become airborne, collided with a fence and overturned. The student was subsequently unable to give any reason for his decision to commence the takeoff roll from other than the threshold of the strip.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1986/aair/aair198602319/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/29840/aair198602319.pdf

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


Revision history:

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