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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 327
Last updated: 22 April 2019
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Date:02-SEP-1998
Time:09:00 WST
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A150M
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-FPS
C/n / msn: A150-0662
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dalgety Downs Station, (ALA), WA -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Dalgety Downs Station, (ALA), WA
Destination airport:Dalgety Downs Station, (ALA), WA
Narrative:
A Cessna 150,VH-FPS, was being used to muster sheep near Dalgety Downs Station. The pilot was communicating by radio with the ground party and had called in one of the party to help with a mob of sheep. A ground party member reported that the aircraft flew past him at about 80-100 ft above the ground before commencing a sharp turn to the right. During the turn the aircraft descended into the ground and caught fire. The pilot received fatal injuries.

There was no evidence that the aircraft or engine had been affected by any mechanical fault before colliding with the ground.

Sources:

ATSB Occurrence Nr. 199803584


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2008 10:00 ASN archive Added
08-Mar-2015 17:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]

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