Incident Air Tractor AT-301 VH-LDJ, 07 Mar 1990
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Date:07-MAR-1990
Time:08:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Air Tractor AT-301
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-LDJ
MSN: 301-0555
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:St George, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:St George, QLD
Destination airport:St George, QLD
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The aircraft was engaged in an aerial spraying operation when the pilot noticed a change in engine noise and elected to land the aircraft on a dirt access road between two crops. Soon after touchdown, the pilot swerved to avoid a post and began to experience directional control difficulties. The right main wheel entered soft ground at the edge of the central road surface, causing the aircraft to veer right and enter the crop. The aircraft nose over and a fire started in the engine compartment. The pilot was able to vacate the aircraft by kicking out the perspex panel in the left side door.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1990/aair/aair199003051/

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

19 Dec 1993 VH-LDJ 0 6km SW of Carrathool, NSW sub


Revision history:

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