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Type:Silhouette image of generic PL12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Transavia PL-12 Skyfarmer T-400
Registration: VH-TRX
MSN: H1107
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:4km S of Michelago, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tralee, NSW
Destination airport:4km S of Michelago, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating:
On completion of superphosphate spreading operations, the pilot had flown the aircraft to a new strip located 4 kms south of Michelago. The aircraft touched down 290 metres beyond the threshold and despite heavy application of brakes late in the landing roll, the pilot was unable to bring the aircraft to a full stop before it overturned at the end of the strip. Investigation revealed that the tailwind at the time of the landing was considerably stronger than estimated by the pilot, and the approach speed was higher than optimum for the weight. No defect was found with the aircraft which may have contributed to the accident. It is considered that the combined effects of the strong tailwind; the aircraft not being flown at optimum approach speed; the long landing; and the late application of braking, together contributed to the accident.


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

5 Dec 1985 VH-TRX 0 Cudal, NSW sub

Revision history:

30-Nov-2018 21:31 Pineapple Added
08-Feb-2022 23:29 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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