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Date:09-APR-1997
Time:07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-301
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-FEI
MSN: 301-0574
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Ayr, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Ayr, QLD
Destination airport:Ayr, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The pilot was conducting a spraying operation of a sugar cane field when the aircraft's propeller struck an unseen set of powerlines. On return for landing, he noticed that only the propeller sustained damage.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1997/aair/199701113/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4930766/199701113.pdf

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

1 Nov 1990 VH-FEI 0 10km NE of Griffith, NSW sub


Images:

Photo of VH-FEI courtesy AirHistory.net


Forbes (YFBS / FRB)
27 September 1998; (c) Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)

Revision history:

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