Aviation safety investigations & reports

Pilatus PC/6B1 Series H2 'Porter' VH-SMB, Polo Flat, New South Wales, 20 May 1976

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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VFR aircraft hit radio station transmitter mast while trying to approach airfield in fog.
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General details
Date: 20 May 1976   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1002 ESuT    
Location: Polo Flat    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: CFIT  
Release date: 21 January 1977   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft Ltd  
Aircraft model PC-6  
Aircraft registration VH-SMB  
Type of operation Business  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Talbingo  
Departure time 0930  
Destination Polo Flat  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command Senior Commercial 3000 13138
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 2 0 3
Total: 1 2 0 3
Last update 13 May 2014