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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208816
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:17-APR-1995
Time:15:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-301
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-FAA
MSN: 301-0197
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:20km NE of Millmerran, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Millmerran, QLD
Destination airport:Millmerran, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The aircraft was engaged in an aerial spraying operation of a paddock that adjoined a road. As the aircraft was being flown towards the road, the pilot noticed an approaching truck was in the path of the aircraft. The pilot took evasive action and the right wheel of the aircraft struck the road surface, causing the right landing gear leg to bend backwards. The aircraft was flown back to the airstrip. At a slow speed, the aircraft ground-looped but did not sustain any further damage.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1995/aair/199501092/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4932780/199501092.pdf

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

2 Feb 1988 VH-FAA 0 near Brookstead, QLD sub
1 Mar 1997 VH-FAA 0 Millmerran, QLD sub
21 Jan 1998 VH-FAA 0 Nangwee, QLD sub


Revision history:

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