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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169152
Last updated: 16 September 2020
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Date:25-AUG-2014
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 76 Duchess
Owner/operator:Australia by Air
Registration: VH-BFP
C/n / msn: ME-75
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Oberon -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Bankstown airport
Destination airport:Cowra
Narrative:
The passenger of the plane tried to take over the controls of the aircraft. The pilot performed an emergency landing.
The plane ended up in a paddock and sustained minor damage.
Pilot and passenger were admitted to a hospital.

Sources:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-25/82yo-tries-to-take-control-of-light-plane/5695456
http://www.lithgowmercury.com.au/story/2512532/mid-flight-incident-forces-pilot-to-make-emergency-landing/?cs=12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2734425/Bravo-foxtrot-papa-passenger-trying-control-dramatic-cockpit-recording-mid-air-struggle-23-year-old-pilot-wrestling-elderly-hijacker-grabbed-joystick-switched-engine.html
https://www.pprune.org/pacific-general-aviation-questions/546263-duchess-crash.html


Images:

Photo of VH-BFP courtesy AirHistory.net


Archerfield (YBAF)
6 April 2018; (c) Ian McDonell

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Aug-2014 12:14 gerard57 Added
25-Aug-2014 22:30 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Source]
26-Aug-2014 04:13 Geo Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
26-Aug-2014 07:03 Aerossurance Updated [Registration]
26-Aug-2014 11:28 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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