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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208546
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-301
Registration: VH-HKC
MSN: 301-0674
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Lake Mundi, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Coonawarra, SA
Destination airport:Millicent, SA
Investigating agency: BASI
The aircraft was engaged in an agricultural spraying operation when it was entered into a procedure turn to the right. The pilot allowed the airspeed to deteriorate and the aircraft subsequently entered into a stall. He was able to partially recover the aircraft close to ground level, but the landing gear became entangled in the crop, causing the aircraft to descend further and contact the top of a drain bank. He then applied full power in attempt to fly away, but the aircraft impacted a line of trees at the perimeter of the paddock, coming to rest inverted on the ground below.


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

21 Dec 1993 VH-HKC 0 Padthaway, SA sub


Photo of VH-HKC courtesy

Ballarat (YBLT)
12 June 1988; (c) AustAirData Collection

Revision history:

01-Apr-2018 09:11 Pineapple Added

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