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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219982
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:20-AUG-1989
Time:12:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300T
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-HVG
MSN: 32R-7887194
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:60km NW of Walgett, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:60km NW of Walgett, NSW
Destination airport:YSBK
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The aircraft was taking off towards the north, into an estimated 8-10 knot headwind, from a strip surrounded by light scrub and trees. Shortly after lift-off the pilot said the aircraft began to sink, the stall warning horn sounded and the airspeed rapidly decreased by at least 10 knots. He said he considered the aircraft would not be able to outclimb trees ahead and therefore aborted the takeoff. The aircraft was placed back onto the strip but could not be prevented from overrunning the end and colliding with small trees. The circumstances of the accident are considered to be consistent with the effects of low level wind shear resulting from the shielding effect of the trees upwind of the strip. This accident was not the subject of a formal on scene investigation.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1989/aair/aair198902572/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/27748/aair198902572.pdf

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


Revision history:

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