Incident Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander VH-LGG, Friday 24 January 1986
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Date:Friday 24 January 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander
Registration: VH-LGG
MSN: 1799R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:15km ESE of Griffith, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:16km E of Griffith, NSW
Destination airport:16km E of Griffith, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Shortly after an apparently normal takeoff, engine power was lost and the pilot was committed to a landing straight ahead. Initial touchdown was in a flooded rice paddy, and the aircraft then struck a levy bank and ran through a fence, coming to rest inverted in an adjoining dry paddock. Investigation revealed that one cylinder head had become detached from the engine and had removed a section of the inlet manifold. The cylinder head had failed as a result of fatigue cracking which had commenced at the edge of an exhaust valve insert.

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


Revision history:

25-Sep-2018 11:25 Pineapple Added
08-Jan-2022 00:49 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]

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