Australian accidents 10 May to 10 June 2018

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""Date 12 May
Aircraft Tecnam P2002 Sierra and Cessna 206
Location Bunbury
Injuries Nil
Description During the final approach, the crew of the Tecnam Sierra observed the Cessna 206 in close proximity on final approach. The crew of the Sierra conducted a missed approach to regain separation.

Date 13 May
Aircraft Gradient Golden 3
Location Tyabb (ALA)
Injuries Serious
Description The paraglider collided with terrain and the pilot sustained serious injuries.

Date 13 May
Aircraft Agusta AW139
Location Darwin Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During search and rescue operations, the helicopter crew commenced a manual deceleration from 800 ft to locate an emergency beacon. The auto hover switch was engaged at about 600 ft. The crew subsequently detected a nose high attitude and an increasing rate of descent with reducing airspeed. The pilot applied power and forward cyclic, arresting the rate of descent at about 90ft.

Date 14 May
Aircraft Gippsland GA-8
Location Bellburn (ALA)
Injuries Minor
Description During climb, the engine ran rough and subsequently lost power resulting in the crew conducting a forced landing. The pilot and two passengers sustained minor injuries.

Date 14 May
Aircraft Gippsland GA-8
Location Bundaberg Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During cruise, the engine ran rough and lost partial power and the crew conducted a forced landing on a beach. The engineering inspection revealed a crack in the crankcase at the base of cylinder number six.

Date 15 May
Aircraft Cirrus SR22
Location Orange Aerodrome
Injuries Serious
Description During take-off, the aircraft collided with terrain and was destroyed by fire. The two crew sustained serious injuries.

Date 18 May
Aircraft Amateur built SPACEWALKER II
Location Denmark (ALA)
Injuries Nil
Description The aircraft bounced and landed hard. The landing gear collapsed resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft.

Date 20 May
Aircraft Magni M24 Orion
Location Blackwater (ALA)
Injuries Nil
Description During landing, the pilot lost directional control and the gyrocopter rolled over resulting in substantial damage. It was determined foreign object debris was the cause of the loss of control.

Date 22 May
Aircraft Cessna A152
Location Jandakot Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During landing, the aircraft bounced multiple times and landed hard. The nose landing gear partially collapsed resulting in substantial damage.

Date 27 May
Aircraft S.O.C.A.T.A. TB-20
Location Cambridge (ALA)
Injuries Nil
Description During final approach, the pilot inadvertently retracted the landing gear resulting in a wheels-up landing. The aircraft sustained minor damage.

Date 27 May
Aircraft Piper PA-28-161
Location Moorabbin Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During a touch-and-go landing, the pilot retracted the flaps soon after take-off, resulting in the aircraft sinking onto the runway. The pilot then rejected the take-off, veered off the runway and collided with a sign, resulting in minor damage. The pilot subsequently crossed runway 35L on foot, resulting in a runway incursion.

Date 28 May
Aircraft Ayres S2R-G10
Location Rolleston (ALA)
Injuries Nil
Description During aerial agricultural operations, the aircraft struck a powerline.

Date 30 May
Aircraft Cessna U206G
Location Oenpelli Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During cruise, the engine failed and the pilot conducted a forced landing. The engineering inspection did not reveal any faults with the engine.

Date 1 June
Aircraft Beech 76
Location Singleton (ALA)
Injuries Nil
Description During descent, the number two engine lost power. The crew shut down the engine and reduced power to number one engine to counter the yaw. The crew conducted a forced landing in a paddock resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft.

Date 2 June
Aircraft Robertson R22 BETA
Location Alice Springs Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description After landing with the engine running, the pilot exited the helicopter. The helicopter began to power up and subsequently took off with no one on board. The tail rotor struck the ground and the helicopter collided with terrain resulting in substantial damage.

Date 2 June
Aircraft Cessna 152 and Aeroprakt A22LS Foxbat
Location Moorabbin Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During circuit operations, the Cessna 152 turned ahead of the proceeding Aeroprakt A22LS Foxbat in close proximity. The controller instructed the Cessna to climb to increase separation.

Date 2 June
Aircraft Cessna 172S
Location Parafield Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description The aircraft landed hard resulting in substantial damage.

Date 8 June
Aircraft Cessna 172S
Location Moorabbin Aerodrome
Injuries Fatal
Description During final approach, the aircraft crashed into terrain. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, who was the sole occupant, was killed.

Date 10 June
Aircraft Cirrus SR22
Location Inverell Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During landing, the aircraft overran the runway and collided with a fence resulting in minor damage.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Not too sure what the point was of all that? No pilot is going to benefit from others mistakes from virtually no details!

  2. I benefit …don’t let your guard down,Complacency easily sets in These accident reports are a reality check.Similar to road side memorials.

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