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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224482
Last updated: 7 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PIVI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pipistrel Virus 100 IS
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:The Vale Airstrip, Claude Road, TAS -   Australia
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:The Vale Airstrip, Claude Road, TAS
After landing the pilot was taxiing to parking area in the paddock. As the aircraft is a tail dragger, the pilot needed to zigzag for visual reference. On this occasion, the pilot did not see a 'witches hat' that had been placed on a post next to the laneway. When the pilot turned off the laneway to park, the propeller struck the bottom weight (5kg) of the 'witches hat' that was approximately 500mm off the ground. The pilot immediately applied both brakes which caused the aircraft to stand on its nose, breaking the spinner and lower engine cowling. One propeller blade broke off at hub because of either the 'witches hat' or the ground strike.


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29-Apr-2019 12:41 Pineapple Added

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