Accident Bellanca 8GCBC Scout VH-ADP, Sunday 3 January 1988
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Date:Sunday 3 January 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic BL8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bellanca 8GCBC Scout
Registration: VH-ADP
MSN: 241-77
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:14km NNE of Finley, NSW -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Banner and glider towing
Departure airport:YTOC
Destination airport:YJER
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft had launched a glider from Tocumwal and was proceeding to Jerilderie Aerodrome to pick up another glider that had outlanded there. Enroute the tow cable was dropped at a strip and the aircraft landed to retrieve the cable which was placed in the back of the aircraft. The aircraft then departed the strip and was flown at low level towards Jerilderie. It subsequently struck two powerlines and dived into the ground, impacting 27 metres beyond the powerlines. The aircraft overturned before coming to rest 34 metres beyond the initial point of ground impact. The passenger was assisted from the wreckage by a passing motorist, however, before the pilot could be evacuated the wreckage burst into flames and further assistance was rendered impossible.

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


Revision history:

21-Nov-2018 07:57 Pineapple Added
01-Nov-2023 06:02 Ron Averes Updated

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