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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219836
Last updated: 8 May 2019
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Date:21-MAY-1989
Time:06:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B58
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-BGC
C/n / msn: TH-388
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bringelly, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:YSBK
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was observed to depart Bankstown without a clearance or contact with Bankstown Tower. It was reported that the aircraft was being flown erratically. An uncertainty phase was declared and the progress of the aircraft monitored by radar until contact was lost in the Bringelly area at about 0635 hours. At about that time the aircraft was observed to descend steeply, before striking trees at high speed. It then commenced disintegrating before impacting the ground with great force and came to rest, on fire, in a small dam. The bodies of both occupants were found some distance from the main wreckage.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1989/aair/aair198902553/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/34204/aair198902553.pdf


Revision history:

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