Australian Accidents 13 August-13 September 2018

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image: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Bird strikes 20
Wildlife strikes 1
Wire strikes 1

Date 13 August
Aircraft Zodiac Ch 601 HD
Location Gatton Airpark (ALA)
Injuries Unknown
Description During a high-speed taxi, the aircraft lifted, forcing the pilot to take-off. During the initial climb, the engine failed, and the pilot made a forced landing in a paddock. The aircraft landed hard resulting in minor damage.

Date 13 August
Aircraft Aeroprakt A22LS Foxbat
Location Goolwa (ALA)
Injuries Unknown
Description During initial climb, the pilot noticed a lower than normal RPM and made a circuit to return. During final approach the engine failed, and the pilot crashed into bushes resulting in substantial damage.

Date 13 August
Aircraft Air Tractor AT-802A
Location Bordertown (ALA)
Injuries Unknown
Description Passing 300 ft on approach, the pilot heard a loud bang and observed smoke coming from the engine.

Date 17 August
Aircraft Kawasaki BK117 B-2
Location Milton (HLS)
Injuries Fatal
Description During firefighting operations, the helicopter crashed and the pilot was killed. The investigation is continuing.

Date 19 August
Aircraft Maule M-4-210
Location Atherton (ALA)
Injuries Unknown
Description During landing in gusting conditions, the pilot lost directional control of the aircraft resulting in the right wingtip and nose striking the ground and a subsequent ground loop. The aircraft came to rest upside down resulting in substantial damage.

Date 28 August
Aircraft American Aircraft Corporation AA-5B
Location Lilydale (ALA)
Injuries Unknown
Description During initial climb, the engine failed, and the pilot made a forced landing in a paddock.

Date 1 September
Aircraft Jabiru J230D
Location Forbes Aerodrome
Injuries Unknown
Description During the flight, the engine failed, and the crew made a forced landing in a paddock.

Date 7 September
Aircraft Yakovlev YAK-9UM
Location Latrobe Valley Aerodrome
Injuries Fatal
Description The aircraft crashed, and the pilot was killed. The investigation is continuing.

Date 8 September
Aircraft Schweizer 269C-1
Location Ban Ban Springs (ALA)
Injuries Unknown
Description During take-off, the helicopter lost altitude and crashed resulting in substantial damage.

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