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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218208
Last updated: 13 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180
Registration: VH-PEJ
MSN: 281459
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sandy Camp, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Coonamble, NSW
Destination airport:Sandy Camp, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was making a landing on a dirt strip 822 metres in length. The conditions were calm and the temperature was 37 degrees Celsius. The aircraft floated for some distance before touchdown. Although heavy braking was commenced the pilot reported it was apparent the aircraft would not stop before the end of the strip. A ground loop was initiated during which the aircraft entered soft ground. The nose leg was bent as the aircraft tipped onto a wing tip.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of VH-PEJ courtesy

Perth - Jandakot (YPJT / JAD)
18 December 1970; (c) Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)

Revision history:

21-Nov-2018 08:15 Pineapple Added

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