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Date:01-MAR-1997
Time:13:05
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: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Millmerran, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Millmerran, QLD
Destination airport:Brookstead Farm, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The pilot was carrying out an inspection of the area to be treated when the engine began to vibrate. He then headed back towards the departure airstrip and when power was reduced, the engine began to run roughly. It then began to lose power and the pilot had to pump the throttle to keep it going. The aircraft reached the end of the strip and on touchdown, the right wheel entered soft ground. The right wingtip then struck the ground and the aircraft nosed over. The pilot was suspended upside down by the seat harness and drenched in organophosphate leaking from the hopper. He was unable to open the door due to the cockpit roof being buried in mud. He was forced to kick out a window to vacate the aircraft and suffered a serious hand injury in the process.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1997/aair/199700648/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4930694/199700648.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
17 Apr 1995 VH-FAA 0 20km NE of Millmerran, QLD sub
21 Jan 1998 VH-FAA 0 Nangwee, QLD sub


Revision history:

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