Date & Time: Oct 16, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Simmonds Spartan
Operator:
Registration:
VH-URB
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Perth – Adelaide
MSN:
63
YOM:
1932
Country:
Australia
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, while overflying a hilly and wooded area, the pilot encountered downdraft and was unable to maintain control of the aircraft that stalled and crashed in a wooded area. Both occupants were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Loss of control due to severe downdraft.