Accident Bensen B8M , Sunday 6 January 1985
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Date:Sunday 6 January 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic b8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bensen B8M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Penfield Airport (YPEF), Penfield, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:YPEF
Destination airport:YPEF
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot had been advised that the aircraft propeller was defective and he indicated to witnesses that he intended only to conduct taxiing. However, the aircraft was seen to become airborne and start to fly a circuit. On base leg the engine noise grew louder and the aircraft fell to the ground with the rotor stationary. Wreckage examination revealed that part of the propeller had separated in flight and the remaining propeller section had impacted the rotor following failure of the engine mounts due to excessive vibration.

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


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