Accident Air Tractor AT-502 VH-AQW, Saturday 10 February 2024
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Date:Saturday 10 February 2024
Time:c. 08:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT5T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Air Tractor AT-502
Owner/operator:Ashby Aviation Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-AQW
MSN: 502-0218
Year of manufacture:1993
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34AG
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:about 17 km W of Bourke Airport (BRK/YBKE), Bourke,NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Darling Farms, NSW
Destination airport:Darling Farms, NSW
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
At around 0820 local, the Air Tractor was being used for the aerial application of herbicide. The aircraft collided with terrain on a property about 17 km west of Bourke airport. The pilot was fatally injured.



Revision history:

10-Feb-2024 05:59 Geno Added
10-Feb-2024 15:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Feb-2024 15:15 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type]
12-Feb-2024 07:25 Pineapple Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage]
12-Feb-2024 07:26 ASN Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
12-Feb-2024 12:43 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative, Category]
19-Feb-2024 21:37 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]

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