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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87457
Last updated: 26 October 2019
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Date:10-JAN-2011
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts Model 12
Owner/operator:Benjarra Pty. Ltd.
Registration: VH-DZN
C/n / msn: 058
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hawkins Creek, west of Ingham, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Ingham, Queensland (IGH/YIGM)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
A small plane has crashed in north Queensland killing the pilot and his passenger. It happened on a sugar-cane farm in Hawkins Creek west of Ingham.

The pilot was an experienced cropduster and was performing aerobatic manoeuvres before the engine cut out and it spiralled into the cane field.

Sources:

1. http://www.3aw.com.au/blogs/3aw-generic-blog/plane-crash-kills-one-in-queensland/20110110-19kjs.html
2. http://www.ourbrisbane.com/news/articles/5002657.pilot-killed-light-plane-crash
3. http://www.couriermail.com.au/ipad/two-die-in-plane-crash/story-fn6ck45n-1225985122588
4. http://www.pittsmodel12.com/images/custom/56.jpg (photo)
5. http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/3607162/ar2012025.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2011 02:33 gerard57 Added
10-Jan-2011 02:43 Anon. Updated [Time, Source]
10-Jan-2011 09:38 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
11-Jan-2011 07:32 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
24-Apr-2014 01:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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