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The ATSB is investigating an engine failure or malfunction and forced landing of a Beech Aircraft Corporation 76, VH-BDS, 49 km north-west of Cessnock aerodrome, in NSW, on 1 June 2018.

The aircraft’s right engine lost power during its decent to the aerodrome. The pilot shut down the right engine and elected to conduct a forced landing.

The aircraft landed in a paddock resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft. There were no reported injuries.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the pilot and crew and gather any other available recorded data or information.

Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties.

General details
Date: 01 June 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1828 EST Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review 
Location   (show map):49km NW of Cessnock Aerodrome, Singleton (ALA) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Engine failure or malfunction 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 76 
Aircraft registration: VH-BDS 
Serial number: ME-64 
Operator: Masterflight 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Coonamble, NSW
Destination:Cessnock, NSW
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Last update 15 October 2018