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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217847
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:24-SEP-1987
Time:11:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20B
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-DUV
C/n / msn: 1768
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Glenmoral, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YBSU
Destination airport:Glenmoral, QLD
Narrative:
Prior to the flight the pilot checked the strip details with the owner. These included advice that there was a powerline on the approach. On arrival the pilot located a powerline near the north-east end of the strip. He assumed that this was the one to which the owner had referred, and decided to land from the opposite direction. On final approach, he saw a single wire powerline ahead and attempted, unsuccessfully, to fly beneath it. The aircraft yawed violently to the left as it struck the wire, but the pilot was able to regain control and safely land the aircraft. Post-flight inspection revealed that a section of the fin and the complete rudder assembly had been torn from the aircraft. The point of impact with the wire was 262 metres short of the strip threshold and occurred when the aircraft was at a height of about 30 feet above the ground. The span between the poles supporting the wire was 333 metres, and the poles were difficult to see against the background.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1987/aair/aair198703508/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/29636/aair198703508.pdf


Images:

Photo of VH-DUV courtesy AirHistory.net


Narromine (YNRM)
March 1963; (c) Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall

Revision history:

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15-Nov-2018 10:54 Pineapple Added

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