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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214130
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PL12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Transavia PL-12 Airtruk
Registration: VH-MLJ
MSN: G357
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:8km E of Deloraine, TAS -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Deloraine, TAS
Destination airport:Deloraine, TAS
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating:
At the conclusion of spraying operations, the pilot initiated a climb en route to his destination. Almost immediately, the engine failed completely and the pilot commenced a forced landing in a barley crop. During the landing roll, the nose wheel was broken off and the aircraft overturned.


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

31 Dec 1985 VH-MLJ 0 10km W of Bridport, TAS w/o
29 Jun 1987 VH-MLJ 0 8km NNE of Gretna, TAS sub
Fuel starvation.


Photo of VH-MLJ courtesy

Wynyard (YWYY / BWT)
3 January 1984; (c) Peter T Lea

Revision history:

06-Aug-2018 22:36 Pineapple Added
08-Feb-2022 23:22 Ron Averes Updated [Cn]

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