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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206032
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:01-NOV-1990
Time:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-301
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-FEI
MSN: 301-0574
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:10km NE of Griffith, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Griffith, NSW
Destination airport:Griffith, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The pilot was conducting an aerial spraying operation when the aircraft began to vibrate heavily and lose altitude. He then began to turn in order to position the aircraft for a forced landing. During the turn, the aircraft struck a small earth bank which tore off the main landing gear.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1990/aair/aair199002019/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/32515/aair199002019.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

9 Apr 1997 VH-FEI 0 Ayr, QLD min


Images:

Photo of VH-FEI courtesy AirHistory.net


Forbes (YFBS / FRB)
27 September 1998; (c) Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)

Revision history:

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