Australian Accidents 23 April to 28 May 2019

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27 April NOVA Mentor 2 | image credit: ABC news

Bird strikes 105
Wildlife strikes 11
Wire strikes 1

Date 26 April
Aircraft Atec 321 Faeta NG
Location Tenterfield (ALA)
Injuries Nil
Description During landing, the left under carriage leg broke and the aircraft yawed to the right resulting in the left-wing tip and propeller hitting the ground. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Date 27 April (see main image)
Aircraft NOVA Mentor 2
Location Wedderburn (ALA)
Injuries Fatal
Description The paraglider crashed, and the pilot was fatally injured.

Date 27 April
Aircraft Cirrus SR20
Location near Mackay Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description The aircraft operating under VFR entered IMC and the pilot requested assistance from ATC. The pilot subsequently diverted to Mackay.

Date 30 April
Aircraft Kavanagh G-450
Location Kooralbyn (ALA)
Injuries Nil
Description During descent, the burners were pointed backwards resulting in fire damage to the balloon fabric and the turning vent line.

Date 30 April
Aircraft Jabiru J160C and Cessna 170A
Location Clifton (ALA)
Injuries Nil
Description During circuit training, the J160C was on climb and turning onto crosswind when the crew received a radio call from the 170 joining base. The 170 descended under the J160C to increase separation. No radio calls were heard from the 170 prior to the base call. It was later determined that the pilot of the 170 was initially broadcasting on the incorrect frequency.

Date 01 May
Aircraft Piper PA-31
Location Darwin Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During approach, the pilot did not extend the landing gear resulting in a wheels up landing and substantial damage to the aircraft. After the aircraft came to a stop, smoke was observed in the cockpit.

Date 01 May
Aircraft Robinson R44
Location Fossil Downs Station (ALA)
Injuries Nil
Description. During cruise, the helicopter’s engine lost power and the pilot made an autorotation. The engineering inspection revealed that the number three cylinder failed resulting in the loss of power.

Date 03 May
Aircraft Cirrus SR20
Location Tooradin (ALA)
Injuries Nil
Description During landing, the aircraft bounced twice, and the pilot applied power to do a go-around. During the application of power, the pilot received a stall warning and lost control of the aircraft, which subsequently crashed. The aircraft was destroyed.

Date 08 May
Aircraft Beech 200 and Cessna 310R
Location Roma Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description The B200 entered the runway while the 310 was landing. Both aircraft manoeuvred to avoid a collision. The pilot of the 310 reported that the B200 crew made a taxiing CTAF broadcast for the non-active runway. The pilot of the B200 reported not hearing any radio calls on the CTAF.

Date 12 May
Aircraft Tecnam P2002 Sierra
Location Bunbury Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During take-off, the aircraft veered to the left of the runway and hit trees once airborne. The aircraft was subsequently destroyed.

Date 16 May
Aircraft TEXTRON 172S
Location Mildura Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During approach, the crew observed an aircraft converging at the same level, approximately 10 metres away. No radio calls were heard from the other aircraft. The crew subsequently made a missed approach.

Date 19 May
Aircraft Cessna A188B/A1
Location Ingham (ALA)
Injuries Nil
Description During take-off, the aircraft encountered a gust of wind and veered off the runway. The pilot subsequently lost directional control and the aircraft ground-looped resulting in substantial damage.

Date 19 May
Aircraft AirBorne XT 912S
Location near Tumbarumba (ALA)
Injuries Serious
Description During take-off, the aircraft crashed and sustained substantial damage.

Date 21 May
Aircraft ICP Savannah VG
Location Gayndah Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During landing, the aircraft struck a rock and the landing gear collapsed resulting in substantial damage.

Date 25 May
Aircraft Robinson R44
Location Moree Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During take-off, the aircraft crashed resulting in substantial damage.

Date 26 May
Aircraft Cessna T210M
Location Mount Isa Aerodrome
Injuries Fatal
Description During aerial survey operations, the aircraft crashed. The two occupants were fatally injured, and the aircraft was destroyed. The investigation is continuing. 

Date 26 May
Aircraft Jabiru J160D
Location Benalla Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During cruise, the engine failed, and the crew made a forced landing in a paddock.

Date 27 May
Aircraft Savannah VG-XL
Location Daly Waters (ALA)
Injuries Nil
Description During cruise, the engine failed, and the pilot made a forced landing on a private landing strip.

Date 28 May (image below)
Aircraft Robinson R22 BETA
Location Moorabbin Aerodrome
Injuries Minor
Description The helicopter landed hard and subsequently rolled onto its side resulting in substantial damage and minor injuries to one crew member.

image credit: Nine News

Date 28 May
Aircraft Cessna 152
Location Archerfield Aerodrome
Injuries Nil
Description During the training flight, the aircraft entered a dive which was recovered by the instructor. The post-flight inspection revealed damage to the starboard horizontal stabiliser.

1 COMMENT

  1. You seem to have missed C172 VH-UOR sometime in May at Moorabbin.
    It suffered a prop strike on a first solo. The student then did two more circuits before making a full stop. She then commented on the funny rudder pedal operation and the sloppy elevators, all the end products of a bent firewall.
    The aircraft suffered a prop strike, that needs a bulk strip and it has a bent firewall. The aircraft has been abandoned at Moorabbin airport. Nil post accident TLC.
    The student is reported to have had issues before being sent solo.

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