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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217039
Last updated: 4 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20J
Registration: VH-IJL
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wee Waa Airport (YWWA), Wee Waa, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:YWWA
Destination airport:YSTW
Investigating agency: BASI
When preparing for the return leg of a charter flight, the pilot discovered that the engine starter motor would not engage. He elected to hand-start the engine, and briefed the passenger on the operation of the controls. No wheel chocks were employed. When the engine started, the aircraft commenced to move and the passenger's efforts to control the aircraft were ineffective. After travelling about 20 metres the aircraft ran into a ditch and the engine stopped after the propeller struck the ground.


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

Revision history:

01-Nov-2018 12:59 Pineapple Added

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