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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33118
Last updated: 12 August 2019
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Date:05-JAN-1982
Time:12:01 EST
Type:Cessna 411A
Owner/operator:Reprographics Pty.
Registration: VH-AYE
C/n / msn: 411-0288
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kerry Road, Archerfield, near Brisbane, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Archerfield, Brisbane, Queensland (BNE/YBAF)
Destination airport:Archerfield, Brisbane, Queensland (BNE/YBAF)
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
Written off 5 January 1982. According to en eyewitness report: "Crashed following engine propellor governor failure after. Illegal test flight following maintenance".

According to the summary from the official ATSB report into the incident:

"At 1201 hours Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 5 January 1982, shortly after taking off from Runway 10 Left at Archerfield Airport, Cessna 411A aircraft, registered VH-AYE, crashed into an annex attached to a Thiess Contractors workshop located in Kerry Road, Archerfield, Queensland. The accident site was 455 metres east-north-east from the departure end of the runway. The pilot and four workmen taking their lunch break in the annex were killed. The aircraft and the annex were destroyed by impact forces and the following explosion and fire."

ATSB Conclusion: "The cause of the accident was that following a reduction of power from the left engine, the pilot failed to maintain flying speed. The cause of the reduction of power was not determined."

Sources:

1. Eyewitness report by Engineer
2. http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1982/aair/aair198200005.aspx
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1982/archives/crash-of-a-cessna-411-in-brisbane-5-killed/]
4. http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/2054648/198200005_r.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of VH-AYE courtesy AirHistory.net


Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
July 1976; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
25-Mar-2010 22:26 Anon. Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities]
12-May-2012 00:57 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2014 01:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jul-2018 12:48 Pineapple Updated [Total fatalities]

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