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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209921
Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic G164 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-164B Ag-Cat
Registration: VH-HIT
MSN: 640
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:15km W of Kerang, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Bael Bael, VIC
Destination airport:Bael Bael, VIC
Investigating agency: BASI
The aircraft was taking off from an agricultural airstrip which had a powerline at one end which could be flown under if necessary. Half-way through the takeoff, the pilot decided to go under the powerline. After becoming airborne, the pilot allowed the aircraft to climb slightly instead of keeping it low enough to pass under the powerline. The aircraft subsequently struck the powerline and became uncontrollable. It stalled and impacted the ground in a steep, nose-down attitude, banked to the left.


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

7 Jan 1990 VH-HIT 0 Finley, NSW sub

Revision history:

26-Apr-2018 15:25 Pineapple Added

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