The aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from runway 25. It caught fire and was destroyed. Witnesses reported that the aircraft commenced the takeoff roll with the rear propeller not rotating.
Wreckage examination confirmed that the rear engine was not operating at impact. No fault was found which would have prevented normal operation of that engine and no fault was found in any other system or component of the aircraft.
|Date:||07 June 1998||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Location:||1km WSW Bundaberg, Aerodrome|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||09 March 1999||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Bundaberg, Qld|
|Departure time||1355 EST|