Investigation number
196903402
Occurrence date
Location
Kingston
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Aviation occurrence type
Collision with terrain
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
Serious

The aircraft, flown by an employee of the operating company with another employee as passenger, was returning
to Kingston S. E. from a strip 23 miles to the south east. The weather was cool and clear with a light south
easterly breeze. At approximately 0600 hours GST a small single engined aircraft was observed flying very low
towards Kingston about three miles west of the direct track from the departure point and at about 1-| miles east
of "Binowie" the property on which the accident occurred. The occupants of "Binowie" Homestead, to whom the
pilot was well known, heard an aircraft approach from an easterly direction and fly at a low altitude almost
directly overhead. Shortly afterwards smoke was noticed and the crashed burning aircraft was seen 300 yards
to the south west of the house. The pilot was found lying clear of the aircraft but the passenger was in the
burning wreckage. There is evidence that the aircraft struck the ground in a slightly nose down left wing down
attitude at a low forward speed and with a very high rate of descent. The heading of the afrcraft was 055 degrees
magnetic which, together with the location of the accident, suggests that after flying over the homestead, the
aircraft had turned back towards the house. Examination of the wreckage and a strip inspection of the engine
did not indicate any condition or malfunction which might have contributed to the accident. The pilot has stated
that he has no clear recollection of the latter stages of the flight.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Strip near Greenways
Destination
Kingston S.E.
Model
100
Registration
VH-ACZ
Operation type
Business
Damage
Destroyed
Manufacturer
Victa Ltd
Departure time
0550