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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197375
Last updated: 18 July 2018
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Date:12-AUG-2017
Time:11:45LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic D6SL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
The Airplane Factory Sling 4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-BEG
C/n / msn: 035
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Caloundra airport, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Heck Field (Jacobs Well)
Destination airport:Caloundra
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
At approximately 1145 (EST) the Sling-4, registered VH-BEG, collided with terrain near the end of runway 05. There were four people on board. The pilot and one passenger were seriously injured and two other passengers received minor injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

An eyewitness suggests the aircraft stalled at 200 ft during a sideslip maneuver in short finals.

ATSB Findings :
-The aircraft centre of gravity position was aft of the rear limit.
-During the approach, the aircraft stalled and entered an incipient spin at a height from which recovery was not possible and the aircraft collided with terrain.
(final report in Source)

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2017/aair/ao-2017-081/
https://twitter.com/aap_multimedia/status/896249331971350528
https://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/08/12/13/07/light-plane-crash-queensland-airport
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/caloundra-light-plane-crash-leaves-pilot-fighting-for-life-20170812-gxuxaf.html
https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2017/aair/ao-2017-081/ (ATSB Final report)
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https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/VHBEG


Images:


Photo is taken from this plane while in sideslide, 4 seconds before impact

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Aug-2017 07:31 gerard57 Added
12-Aug-2017 07:33 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Embed code]
12-Aug-2017 11:31 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Aug-2017 11:32 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
13-Aug-2017 09:35 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
14-Aug-2017 06:20 sling8667 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-Sep-2017 09:51 Ppl Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
24-Dec-2017 07:58 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2018 20:08 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Narrative]

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