Australian Accidents 11 October to 12 November 2018

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Accident site involving Cessna 172RG aircraft at Parafield Airport - ATSB

Bird strikes 96
Wildlife strikes 10
Wire strikes 2

Date 11 October
Aircraft Cessna U206G
Location South Goulburn Island
Injuries Unknown
Description During cruise, the engine ran rough and lost power. The pilot made a forced landing at Southern Goulburn Island. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Date 13 October
Aircraft Robinson Helicopter R44II
Location Derrinallum (ALA)
Injuries Serious
Description During aerial agricultural operations, the helicopter hit powerlines and the pilot made a forced landing. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the helicopter sustained minor damage.

Date 13 October
Aircraft Cessna 172S
Location Moorabbin Aerodrome
Injuries Unknown
Description During a touch-and-go, the aircraft floated and touched down long. The crew made a rejected take-off and overran the runway resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft.

Date 13 October
Aircraft Amateur Built CICARE CH-7B
Location Darwin Aerodrome
Injuries Minor
Description During aerial mustering operations, the tail rotor hit a tree. The damage to the rotor resulted in control issues and the pilot made a forced landing. The pilot sustained minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.

Date 19 October
Aircraft de Havilland DH-82A
Location Mackay Aerodrome
Injuries Unknown
Description During cruise, the engine failed, and the pilot made a forced landing on a road. The engineering inspection revealed the crankshaft had broken at the no. 1 cylinder aft main bearing web.

Date 21 October
Aircraft Amateur Build JABIRU JI70-D
Location Launceston Aerodrome
Injuries Serious
Description During the flight, fire was observed emanating from the instrument panel and the pilot made a forced landing in a paddock. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the aircraft was subsequently destroyed by fire.

Date 24 October
Aircraft Thrush Aircraft S2R-G10
Location Tara (ALA)
Injuries Unknown
Description During aerial agricultural operations, the aircraft hit a powerline resulting in minor damage to the tail.

Date 26 October
Aircraft BRM Aero Bristell
Location Bankstown Aerodrome
Injuries Unknown
Description During rejected take-off training, the aircraft bounced on landing. The propeller hit the ground resulting in substantial damage.

Date 31 October
Aircraft TagAviation Titanium Explorer
Location Orange Aerodrome
Injuries Fatal
Description The gyrocopter crashed and was destroyed by post-impactive fire. The two occupants were killed. Preliminary findings by the Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association indicate that the mast and rotor assembly detached in-flight.

Date 31 October
Aircraft Aeropro 3K 100hp
Location Wentworth Aerodrome
Injuries Fatal
Description The aircraft crashed. The two occupants were killed, and the aircraft was destroyed.

Date 1 November
Aircraft Cessna 172R
Location Boyup Brook (ALA)
Injuries Unknown
Description During cruise, the engine ran rough and lost partial power. The crew made a forced landing. The engineering inspection revealed no. 2 cylinder to be cracked.

Date 1 November
Aircraft Cessna 210N
Location Inverway (ALA)
Injuries Unknown
Description During approach, the crew failed to extend the landing gear resulting in a wheels-up landing. The aircraft sustained minor damage

Date 1 November
Aircraft Piper PA-44-180
Location Bathurst Aerodrome
Injuries Unknown
Description During circuit operations, the crew of the Piper Pa-44 received a radio call from an inbound aircraft. The inbound aircraft subsequently joined approach for the reciprocal runway and the crew of the PA-44 made a climbing turn to maintain separation.

Date 4 November
Aircraft Amateur Built LANCAIR 320
Location Mansfield (ALA)
Injuries Unknown
Description During preparation for departure, the engine shut down uncommanded. Smoke and flames were observed emanating from the engine cowl resulting in substantial damage.

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