Incident Mitsubishi MU-2B-36A VH-SSL, Tuesday 12 January 1993
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Date:Tuesday 12 January 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic MU2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mitsubishi MU-2B-36A
Registration: VH-SSL
MSN: 712SA
Year of manufacture:1978
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Melbourne Int Airport, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:YMML
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft was parked on the aircraft loading area. There were floodlights on the southern side of the area, but the light from these only dimly illuminated the northern side. After starting the engines, the pilot turned on the taxi and landing lights and began to taxi towards the northern side. There was a taxi line along the northern side, but the line was not seen by the pilot, possibly due to the fact that he was changing the radio frequency. The aircraft departed the sealed area and ran onto the grass. This was outside the limit of the marked movement area. Realising he was now on the grass, the pilot turned the aircraft left, but the right wheel struck an exposed concrete slab, causing the right landing gear leg to collapse.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

27-Feb-2018 09:22 Pineapple Added
10-Jun-2022 09:02 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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