Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 320/1, VH-FJW, near Bankstown Airport, NSW, 9 December 1976

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Aircraft on test flight after maintenance. Port engine shut down after Take-off, reason unknown. Starboard engine flooded to produce full power due to blocked injector. Pilot attempted to return. Aircraft stalled, crashed inverted and burnt.
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General details
Date: 09 December 1976   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1041    
Location: Near Rankstown Airoort    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 14 August 1978   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 320  
Aircraft registration VH-FJW  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Bankstown Airport NSW  
Destination Bankstown Airport NSW  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command Private 6 1804
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 1 0 2
Total: 1 1 0 2
Last update 01 April 2011