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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206163
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PL12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Transavia PL-12 Airtruk
Registration: VH-IJS
MSN: 1240
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tallangatta, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Tallangatta, VIC
Destination airport:YMAY
Investigating agency: BASI
After completing a superphosphate spreading operation, the pilot was taking off for a ferry flight to Albury. As the aircraft commenced takeoff, the pilot became distracted when a drink bottle fell onto the floor and began to roll between the rudder pedals. The aircraft became airborne and drifted to the left. When the pilot looked up, he realised that a loading truck was in the path of the aircraft and was unable to fly clear of the vehicle. The aircraft collided with an object on the vehicle, resulting in substantial damage to the landing gear and one of the propellers. The pilot decided to continue the flight to Albury, where emergency services were dispatched for his arrival. The aircraft was landed on the grass strip beside the runway and overturned as it neared the end of the landing roll.


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


Photo of VH-IJS courtesy

Albury (YMAY / ABX)
1 July 1988; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

14-Feb-2018 10:33 Pineapple Added

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