Date & Time: Aug 11, 2003 at 1537 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 404 Titan
Operator:
Registration:
VH-ANV
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jandakot-Jandakot
MSN:
404-0820
YOM:
1981
Country:
Australia
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
16722
Captain / Total hours on type:
12345
Aircraft flight hours:
16819
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing a flight for the Royal Australian Navy with specialist on board. After takeoff from runway 24, while climbing at 100 feet, the pilot informed ATC about a right engine failure. Immediately, the pilot received the authorization to return to the airport but few minutes later, the aircraft crashed in a wooded area located 300 meters short of runway 12. A passenger died on the crash site while a second passenger died 85 days later. All other occupants were seriously injured.