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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 253804
Last updated: 21 January 2022
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Date:23-APR-2021
Time:c. 12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-7A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-XWI
MSN: 73427
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:90km S of Charters Towers, QLD -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Winton Airport, QLD (WIN/YWTN)
Destination airport:Bowen Airport, QLD (ZBO/YBWN)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was conducting a private flight from Winton to Bowen, Queensland. During the cruise, the aircraft experienced an in-flight break-up. The pilot was fatally injured, and the aircraft was destroyed.

Two transport safety investigators with experience in aircraft operations and aircraft maintenance travelled to the accident site to examine the wreckage, and map the site using a drone and other site survey equipment. An electronic primary flight display and an iPad were recovered from the accident site and taken to the ATSB’s technical facilities in Canberra for further examination.

The ATSB will also analyse available recorded data and weather information, and will interview witnesses and other involved parties.

A preliminary report is expected to be released in a number of weeks, while a final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.

However, should any critical safety issues be identified at any stage during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.

Sources:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-23/qld-pilot-critically-injured-after-light-plane/100091708
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7223279/man-dies-in-north-qld-light-plane-crash/?cs=14231
https://twitter.com/CiaraEJones/status/1385487181163073539
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHXWI/history/20210422/2155Z/YWTN/YBWN
ATSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Apr-2021 06:49 gerard57 Added
23-Apr-2021 07:15 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
23-Apr-2021 07:16 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
23-Apr-2021 07:36 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Apr-2021 09:00 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Apr-2021 19:42 harro Updated [Category]
30-Apr-2021 23:15 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative, Category]

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