Date & Time: May 30, 2017 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 441 Conquest
Operator:
Registration:
VH-XMJ
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Renmark - Adelaide
MSN:
441-0113
YOM:
1980
Country:
Australia
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 25 at Renmark Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in a desert area located 4 km west of the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed and all three crew members were killed. They were performing a training mission (check flight) from Adelaide to Renmark and back.