Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 411A VH-AYE, Archerfield Queensland, 5 January 1982

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Status: Completed
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At 1201 hours Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 5 January 1982, shortly after taking off from Runway 10 Left at Archerfield Airport, Cessna 411A aircraft, registered VH-AYE, crashed into an annex attached to a Thiess Contractors workshop located in Kerry Road, Archerfield. The accident site was 455 metres east-north-east from the departure end of the runway. The pilot and four workmen taking their lunch break in the annex were killed. The aircraft and the annex were destroyed by impact forces and the following explosion and fire.

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General details
Date: 05 January 1982   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1201 CST    
Location: Archerfield    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 20 March 1983   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 411  
Aircraft registration VH-AYE  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Archerfield, QLD  
Destination Archerfield, QLD  
Last update 01 April 2011