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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211519
Last updated: 25 May 2020
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Date:30-NOV-1999
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-YGH
C/n / msn: 22873
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Childers Airport (YCDS), Childers, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:YCDS
Destination airport:YCDR
Narrative:
The student pilot was being tested in an RV-6 aircraft, registered VH-YGH, for the issue of a private pilot's licence. Witnesses reported that the takeoff and initial climb appeared to be normal until about 500 ft above ground level when the aircraft's engine noise appeared to cease. The aircraft was observed to maintain a wings level attitude for a short distance before commencing a steep descending turn to the left. The aircraft contacted the top of several trees, rolled inverted and impacted the ground. Both occupants sustained serious injuries and the aircraft was destroyed.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1999/aair/aair199905649/


Revision history:

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27-May-2018 12:43 Pineapple Added

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