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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48524
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:21-OCT-2008
Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C177 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177
Owner/operator:Shepparton Aircraft Hire Pty
Registration: VH-EID
C/n / msn: 17701172
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Cowra Airport, Cowra, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cowra Airport, NSW (CWT/YCWR)
Destination airport:Cowra Airport, NSW (CWT/YCWR)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
Aircraft written off 21 October 2008: The pilot said that during a landing approach to runway 33 at Cowra the engine suffered a complete loss of power. The aircraft was landed in a paddock near the aerodrome. During the landing roll the aircraft struck a fence, resulting in a steel stake penetrating the left side of the fuselage and the adjacent rear passenger seat.

From information supplied by the pilot, the loss of power was probably due to fuel exhaustion as a result of his miscalculation of the overall fuel consumption rate of the aircraft.

Sources:

1. http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1989/aair/aair198902547.aspx
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austcl/VH-EID.html
3. http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/29744/aair198902547.pdf

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


Images:

Photo of VH-EID courtesy AirHistory.net


Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
October 1969; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Nov-2008 22:45 VH-KDK Added
25-Apr-2014 02:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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