ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215791
Last updated: 21 January 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172D
Registration: VH-CBH
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:100km NNW of Meekatharra, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Moorarie, WA
Destination airport:Moorarie, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
After flying for about an hour the pilot noticed that the engine was running roughly. A magneto check was carried out and a dead cut detected on the left magneto. The pilot decided to land the aircraft on a nearby claypan but misjudged the approach and attempted a go-around. The engine failed to deliver full power and the aircraft struck trees before coming to a halt. The spark plugs were found to be heavily fouled with lead, carbon and oil deposits. Following the cleaning of the plugs a significant rpm drop was no longer present when the magnetos were tested. However, the required minimum static engine rpm could not be obtained and subsequent inspection of the engine revealed it to be in generally poor mechanical condition.


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

Revision history:

29-Sep-2018 05:49 Pineapple Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description