Incident Boeing-Stearman PT-17 N6842, Saturday 25 January 1986
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Date:Saturday 25 January 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic ST75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing-Stearman PT-17
Registration: N6842
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Goulburn Airport (YGLB), Goulburn, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:YGLB
Destination airport:30km NE of Young, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
At a height of about 150 feet after a normal takeoff, the aircraft commenced to roll slowly to the right. Corrective control inputs appeared to the pilot to have little or no effect and the aircraft continued to roll, with accompanying nose drop and yaw. The right wing tip struck the ground, followed by the landing gear. The gear was torn off and the aircraft overturned, coming to rest across a drainage ditch. No fault was subsequently found with the aircraft which might have contributed to the loss of control. There was no evidence of wind shear or any other atmospheric disturbance. The pilot reported that the engine power, attitude and airspeed had been such that a normal climb should have been achieved. The reason for the accident has not been determined.

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


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