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Propeller blade failed when aircraft IFR in cloud over mountains. Intergranular corrosion on blade front.
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General details
Date: 13 May 1976 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1620 ESuT  
Location:52 km ESE Scone Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Propeller/rotor malfunction 
Release date: 25 January 1977 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 23 
Aircraft registration: VH-MJA 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Coffs harbour NSW
Departure time:1419
Destination:Bankstown NSW
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 1001
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Last update 13 May 2014