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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215852
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58
Registration: VH-NSK
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Copperfield, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Copperfield, NSW
Destination airport:YMOR
At the completion of one leg of the flight, the passengers disembarked and the pilot prepared to ferry the aircraft to another aerodrome in preparation for the next day's flying. The strip in use was constructed of crushed limestone laid on black soil. The pilot taxied onto the black soil at one end of the strip as he prepared to carry out a 180 degree turn to line up for takeoff. The nose gear entered a hole about 150 millimetres deep, and collapsed. The area where the nose gear collapsed had been affected by washouts, and had gradually become filled with soft silt. There was no indication to the pilot that the area was unsuitable. The owner of the property had no flying experience and was probably unaware that the condition of the strip surrounds had deteriorated.


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30-Sep-2018 11:20 Pineapple Added

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