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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203897
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:26-FEB-2003
Time:16:51
Type:Silhouette image of generic M18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL M-18A Dromader
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-FOI
MSN: 1Z022-13
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:28km NNW of Snowy Range Airfield, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Snowy Range, VIC
Destination airport:Snowy Range, VIC
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
The aircraft experienced a loss of control and impacted wooded terrain during a firefighting operation. A post-impact fire started in the aircraft and the pilot was able to escape from the wreckage.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2003/aair/aair200300526/


Images:

Photo of VH-FOI courtesy AirHistory.net


Wangaratta / Victoria (YWGT / WGT)
February 1995; (c) AustAirData Collection

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jan-2018 11:32 Pineapple Added
06-Jan-2018 11:32 harro Updated [Aircraft type]

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