Agfest plane crash findings released

On April 30 a Cessna 172 aircraft crashed while landing at a paddock at Quercus Rural Youth Park, the home of Agfest.

On April 30 a Cessna 172 aircraft crashed while landing at a paddock at Quercus Rural Youth Park, the home of Agfest.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau says a plane crash at Agfest highlights the need to consider all factors when assessing a landing area.

The bureau handed down its final report yesterday. 

On April 30 a Cessna 172 aircraft crashed while landing at a paddock at Quercus Rural Youth Park, the home of Agfest.

The pilot had come from Launceston. 

As the pilot was on a final approach of the landing area he pulled up after deciding the aircraft was too high and going too fast. 

On the next approach the planes brakes locked up after touch down.

The plane collided with a  fence and hit a ditch flipping the plane upside down.  

The plane was significantly damaged however the pilot was uninjured.

The report said stopping distances may vary depending on surface conditions.

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