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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208786
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic TOBA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata TB10 Tobago
Registration: VH-YTQ
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:2km W of Tamworth, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YSTW
Destination airport:YSTW
Investigating agency: BASI
Shortly after takeoff, the left cabin door opened and the pilot reduced power in attempt to close the door. After being unable to close it against the aerodynamic forced, he transmitted a "Mayday" call, with intent to force-land the aircraft. The aircraft was landed in a paddock with a soft surface, resulting in the nose landing gear being torn off. A post-flight inspection revealed no faults with the door latches and it was likely that the door had not been properly secured prior to takeoff.


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

Revision history:

04-Apr-2018 17:00 Pineapple Added

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