Date & Time: Jan 5, 1966
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Take off was abandoned when, in moderate quartering wind, the pilot was unable to maintain directional control. The aircraft moved sideways off the strip and both undercarriage struts were torn away after striking rocks. All three occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Loss of control during takeoff due to quartering wind.