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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204301
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:15-DEC-1989
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B76 Duchess
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-HZG
C/n / msn: ME-151
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Port Macquarie Airport (YPMQ), Port Macquarie, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:YPMQ
Destination airport:Maitland, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
After boarding, the pilot started the right engine but was unable to start the left engine. He then disembarked to the aircraft to manually start the engine by turning the propeller. After successfully starting the engine, the aircraft began to roll forward despite the park brakes being applied. The aircraft impacted a wooden fence, resulting in substantial damage. None of the three passengers were injured and the pilot sustained a minor hand injury whilst manually starting the engine.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1989/aair/aair198902590/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/33799/aair198902590.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of VH-HZG courtesy AirHistory.net


Adelaide - Parafield (YPPF)
7 November 1993; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

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