Aviation safety investigations & reports

Calair Skyfox, 55-604, Nellybri Station 30km ENE of Surat QLD, 30 January 1991

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot flew alongside a vehicle travelling along a gravel road. The two occupants of the vehicle knew the pilot well and they were not surprised to see the aircraft. The aircraft was then flown across the road in front of the vehicle at an approximate height of 250 feet. Whilst continuing their progress along the road, the occupants observed the aircraft perform a "wing over" manoeuvre. The aircraft failed to recover from the resultant steep dive, striking the ground at approximately 65 degrees nose down. The two occupants of the vehicle extracted the pilot from the crushed cabin. Detailed examination of the wreckage failed to reveal any abnormalities.

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General details
Date: 30 January 1991   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1755    
Location   (show map): Nellybri Station 30km ENE of Surat    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 04 April 1991   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Skyfox Aviation Ltd  
Aircraft model CA21  
Aircraft registration 55-0604  
Serial number CA21-008  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point ALA 35km ENE of Surat QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination ALA 35km ENE of Surat QLD  
Last update 13 May 2014