Aviation safety investigations & reports

De Havilland DH82, VH-RTA, Shute Harbour QLD, 24 June 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that as he applied full power for takeoff, on strip 32, the aircraft began to swing to the left. He was unable to correct the situation and the aircraft ran off the strip and collided with trees. The wind velocity at the time was reported by the pilot to have been a light south-westerly. The topography surrounding the strip is known to give rise to sudden and unpredictable wind gusts and it is possible that the aircraft encountered such a gust as the takeoff run was commenced.

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General details
Date: 24 June 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/A    
Location: Shute Harbour    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 12 November 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model DH-82  
Aircraft registration VH-RTA  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Shute Harbour QLD  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Shute Harbour QLD