Aviation safety investigations & reports

Collision on ground involving a Cessna Aircraft Company 310R, VH-TDS, Maitland, (ALA), NSW on 8 December 1998

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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After landing, the pilot was manoeuvring his aircraft in the parking area when the right wingtip fuel tank collided with a parked aircraft. The fuel tank was ruptured in the collision and a small fire erupted which was quickly extinguished with portable fire extinguishers. The pilot subsequently reported that, though the area was restricted, there was sufficient room to manoeuvre but he had misjudged the distance between the two aircraft.

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General details
Date: 08 December 1998   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 8:20 ESuT    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 21 July 1999   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 310R  
Aircraft registration VH-TDS  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Williamtown NSW  
Destination Maitland NSW