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Local aircraft accident investigations ...

Posted by Bill on March 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

As we enjoy our flying it's important to remain extremely diligent regarding all aspects of aviation safety. There's always a certain level of risk involved in any motorised activity which we accept while participating. We're aware that accidents do happen for all different kinds of reasons, realising this and knowing what's been happening 'out there' allows us to keep a safety focus close in mind. Flying really is quite safe however despite our best attempts to make an unblemished safety record it's statistically evident that things can and do go terribly wrong at times. Local aircraft accidents really 'hit home', especially when one actually knows some of the crew and/or passengers or the aircraft or the airfield involved. An aircraft can be replaced, much more tragic is any associated loss of life. The following are seven unfortunate examples from within my local area which have occurred over the last few years ...


22nd March 2014, Caboolture airfield
Cessna U206G Stationair, VH-FRT "Foxtrot Romeo Tango"
Parachute drop operations ex: Caboolture
Crashed on take-off (actual cause of crash unknown at this time)
Aircraft destroyed and five occupants fatally injured
ATSB Investigation @ https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ao-2014-053.aspx




02nd March 2014, Gatton airpark
Van's RV-6, VH-ZMH "Zulu Mike Hotel"
Local flying ex: Gatton airpark
Collision with terrain (actual cause of crash unknown at this time)
Aircraft destroyed and one occupant fatally injured
ATSB Investigation @ http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ao-2014-035.aspx




16th December 2013, South Stradbroke Island, Gold Coast
De Havilland DH82A TigerMoth, VH-TSG "Tango Sierra Golf"
Gold Coast scenic flight including aerobatics
Structural failure of left wing during aerobatic maneuvers
Aircraft destroyed and two occupants fatally injured
ATSB Investigation @
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2013/aair/ao-2013-226.aspx



01st October 2012, 36 kilometres South-West of Gympie
De Havilland DH84 Dragon, VH-UXG "Uniform X-ray Golf"
Enroute from Monto to Caboolture
Visual flight into Instrument Meteorological Conditions
Aircraft destroyed and six occupants fatally injured
ATSB Investigation @ http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2012/aair/ao-2012-130.aspx




25th March 2013, 2 kilometres West of Roma airport
Cessna T210N Centurion, VH-MEQ "Mike Echo Quebec"
Enroute from Roma to Cloncurry
Collision with terrain shortly after take-off
Aircraft destroyed and two occupants fatally injured
ATSB Investigation @ http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2013/aair/ao-2013-057.aspx




07th December 2011, 100 kilometres North-North-West of Roma airport
Cessna 210M Centurion, VH-WBZ "Whiskey Bravo Zulu"
Enroute from Roma to Dysart
In-flight airframe break-up, flight near thunderstorm activity and the associated severe turbulence
Aircraft destroyed and one occupant fatally injured
ATSB Investigation @ http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2011/aair/ao-2011-160.aspx




09th November 2012, 3 kilometres South of Lismore airport
Socata TB20 Trinidad, VH-HBB "Hotel Bravo Bravo"
Enroute from Coolangatta airport, Gold Coast to Lismore
Collision with terrain, loss of control, stall within the circuit during flight training
Aircraft destroyed and two occupants fatally injured
ATSB Investigation @ http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2012/aair/ao-2012-149.aspx


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