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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235155
Last updated: 21 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FALM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Miles M.3A Falcon Major
Registration: VH-AAT
C/n / msn: 196
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tarrington, VIC -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lilydale Airport (YLIL)
Destination airport:Nelson
The historic plane crashed due to fuel starvation. The aircraft had not flown for a number of years and fuel in the fuel supply lines had become solidified and caused a restricted flow.

The pilot was unaware of the correct use of the fuel selector and did not monitor fuel consumption resulting in one fuel tank being empty and a measurable quantity remaining in the other tank.

Sources: (photo)

Revision history:

18-Apr-2020 09:42 gerard57 Added
18-Apr-2020 10:48 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2020 10:54 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
18-Apr-2020 10:58 RobertMB Updated [Source]
19-Apr-2020 06:34 harro Updated [Source]
19-Apr-2020 06:34 harro Updated [Source]
19-Apr-2020 21:10 RobertMB Updated [Source]
21-Jun-2020 14:21 Petropavlovsk Updated [Source, Narrative]

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