Aviation safety investigations & reports

DH82A Tiger Moth, VH-BXF, Toowoomba, Qld, 2 January 1970

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Weather conditions were fine with a 5 knot westerly wind. The pilot had completed his dual conversion training on the aircraft type and was authorised to make a solo flight. He successfully completed one solo circuit with a landing into the west, as planned, on to a grass flight strip on the southern side of the runway. When the aircraft had decelerated to about 10 knots, the pilot decided to immediately take-off again. He applied power but, after travelling about 250 to 300 feet on a take-off path which, undetected by the pilot, was diverging to the left from the heading of the strip, the aircraft struck a gable strip marker and then overturned.

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General details
Date: 02 January 1970   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1800 EST    
Location: Toowoomba    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 25 June 1971   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model DH-82  
Aircraft registration VH-BXF  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Toowoomba  
Departure time 1800  
Destination Toowoomba  
Last update 16 May 2014