Incident Cessna A188B/A1 VH-HWE, Saturday 3 January 1998
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Date:Saturday 3 January 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna A188B/A1
Registration: VH-HWE
MSN: A188B678T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:7km SSE of St George, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:St George, QLD
Destination airport:Aspen, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot made some modifications to the aircraft's spray equipment the day before the accident. Approximately 180 litres of water was used to test the equipment on a paddock the following morning. The pilot noticed a loss of spray pressure and as he looked down inside the cockpit to adjust the pressure, the main landing gear struck the ground. The aircraft nosed over and slid inverted for about 40 metres before coming to rest.

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


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