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There have been a series of aeromedical events, including PelAir (#pelair)

 

1. Canley Vale – PA31P at Bankstown:

Report suggests human error in deadly crash

Updated Fri 21 Dec 2012, 7:29am AEDT

A final report into a plane crash in Sydney’s south-west that claimed the lives of a pilot and nurse has suggested human error.

The twin-engine Piper plane was on its way to transfer a patient from Archerfield in Queensland to Albury in NSW, on June 15, 2010.

Once over Richmond in Sydney’s south-west, one engine began to surge.

It was shut down as the pilot, 28-year-old Andrew Wilson, attempted to return to Bankstown Airport.

Realising he was not going to make it, he tried to land on Canley Vale Road.

The plane clipped a power pole, crashed and burst into flames just metres away from Canley Vale Public School, killing Mr Wilson and the flight nurse on board.

An investigation by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau found the aircraft’s airspeed and the rate of descent were not optimised and the pilot did not operate the remaining engine at maximum power.

It also found the engine surges were consistent with uneven fuel distribution.

Topics: air-and-space, accidents, richmond-2753, bankstown-2200, nsw, albury-2640, archerfield-4108, qld, australia