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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215121
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:30-NOV-1985
Time:18:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ayres S-2R-T15 Turbo Thrush
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-WBE
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:4km N of Moree, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:YMOR
Destination airport:YMOR
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The pilot intended to spray a cotton crop. A power line crossed the area at an oblique angle, and at the point where the aircraft passed under the wire there was a head ditch one metre high, dividing two paddocks. On the first spraying run the pilot misjudged the clearance under the wire and the main wheels struck the top of the ditch. The aircraft remained controllable and an uneventful landing was subsequently carried out at the destination aerodrome. Damage was confined to the gear truss points and shock absorbers.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1985/aair/aair198502568/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/32575/aair198502568.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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