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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219999
Last updated: 29 March 2021
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Date:02-OCT-1989
Time:18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-AFM
C/n / msn: 36421
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mutooroo Homestead, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mutooroo Homestead, NSW
Destination airport:Mutooroo Homestead, NSW
Narrative:
The 700 metre long strip was covered with grass approximately 60 centrimetres long. Although the pilot had operated from the strip previously, on this occasion two passengers were carried. The pilot became concerned with the aircraft's rate of acceleration and decided to abort the takeoff. However, the aircraft overran the strip and the nose gear collapsed when it struck a log hidden in the long grass. This accident was not the subject of a formal on-scene investigation.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1989/aair/aair198900829/


Revision history:

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24-Dec-2018 06:06 Pineapple Added

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