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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 507
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic COY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rans S-6S Cyote II
Registration: 28-1093
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15km W Singleton, NSW -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Maitland, NSW
Destination airport:Cassilis, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
On 10 March 1998, three ultralight aircraft set out from Maitland aerodrome to fly to Narromine, with an intermediate stop at Cassilus. Near Singleton, one of the aircraft became separated from the other two, due to cloud. Radio contact was also lost. The alarm was raised and search action initiated.

The burnt out wreckage of the missing aircraft was subsequently found the following day. Both occupants had been killed. The Deputy State Coroner requested BASI assistance in the matter.

A limited investigation was carried out and found that the pilots of two of the ultralight aircraft found themselves above an area of cloud near Singleton. The lead aircraft descended through the cloud, into clear conditions below. The pilot of the second aircraft is believed to have also commenced a descent through cloud. The wreckage of that aircraft was subsequently found the following day. The circumstances of the accident were consistent with the wing structure of the aircraft failing from structural overload, following a loss of control by the pilot.

Registration 28-1093 cancelled 21 February 1999



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

Revision history:

21-Jan-2008 10:00 ASN archive Added
28-Aug-2013 20:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Apr-2014 15:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Narrative]
04-Apr-2014 15:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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