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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213417
Last updated: 17 June 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182B
Owner/operator:Ellenbrae Partnership
Registration: VH-DSQ
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kalumburu Mission, WA -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Kalumburu Mission, WA
Destination airport:Kalumburu Mission, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot made an aerial inspection of development of part of the Mission property. On returning to the strip he positioned the aircraft on base leg at 500 feet, but before he turned left to make the final approach to land he noticed new developmental work and turned right toward it to make a closer inspection. As the aircraft turned towards the area and toward rising ground covered with tall trees, a water bottle alongside the pilot's seat fell over and rolled towards the rear of the aircraft spilling the contents. The pilot held the control column with his left hand, turned in his seat and made several attempts to right the bottle before he succeeded. During these attempts the aircraft descended to tree top height over the higher terrain. The pilot looked up at the same time as he felt the aircraft striking the trees. He levelled the aircraft, pulled up and applied power and made a landing without further incident at the Mission airstrip. Inspection disclosed extensive damage to the flaps and leading edge of the wings, that portion of the tailplane was missing and that the starboard elevator was supported by one hinge.


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

Revision history:

18-Jul-2018 08:37 Pineapple Added

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