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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22813
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Kivra (Arcraft) Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-CJL
C/n / msn: E-531
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nullawil, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Edenhope, Victoria (YEDE)
Destination airport:Swan Hill, Victoria (YSWH)
On 29 August 2008, a doctor and nurse were flying from Edenhope, where they had held a weekly clinic, to Swan Hill. The plane developed engine trouble at 7,500 feet and descended to 3,000 feet when the engine cut out.

The pilot managed to restart the engine and climbed to 3,500 feet when the engine trouble reappeared. An emergency landing was made in a wheat paddock at Nullawil, Victoria, but on having to turn to avoid a fence, the nose wheel dug into the ground and snapped off.

The Beechcraft flipped onto its back. Fortunately the occupants only received minor injuries and shock. They were released from Swan Hill Hospital after observation. The police have praised the pilot for the safe landing.

VH-CJL was substantially damaged, and written off 29 August 2008 as "beyond economic repair"



Beechcraft VH-CJL at Mildura (MQL/YMMI), Australia on 30 January, 2006
Martyn Bruce Covey


Photo of VH-CJL courtesy

Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)
July 1982; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

12-Sep-2008 22:42 VH-KDK Added
14-Apr-2014 21:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Apr-2014 21:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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