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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228366
Last updated: 13 September 2019
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Date:18-AUG-2019
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAB4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jabiru J230D
Owner/operator:
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Canberra, ACT -   Australia
Phase: Unknown
Nature:
Departure airport:Canberra Airport, ACT (CBR/YSCB)
Destination airport:Canberra Airport, ACT (CBR/YSCB)
Narrative:
The aircraft departed Canberra Airport to the Yass/Barton training area, unfamiliar to the pilots, to practice turns and climbs. Close to Yass, below the 6500' Class C step, they practiced manoeuvres for about half an hour, climbing to 6000' to avoid the turbulence. During the manoeuvres the pilot got disoriented and thought that the town just to the north of them was Yass, but it was actually Murrumbateman. The pilot hadn't realised that the 45-knot northeast wind had blown them into Class C airspace. When they realised their mistake, they departed class C and requested clearance to return to Canberra.

Sources:

https://www.raa.asn.au/safety/accident-and-defect-summaries/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Aug-2019 08:36 Pineapple Added
13-Sep-2019 08:35 Pineapple Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
13-Sep-2019 09:25 Pineapple Updated [Damage]

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