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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213011
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P32R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32R-300
Registration: VH-SBK
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Charleville Airport (YBCV), Charleville, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YROM
Destination airport:YWDH
Investigating agency: BASI
During cruise the pilot noticed that the electrical system was malfunctioning. The ammeter was reading zero, the system was switched off and a diversion for landing carried out. The pilot reported that, on arrival in the circuit area, the landing gear could not be lowered by the emergency system. A wheels-up landing was made. An inspection of the aircraft revealed that the electrical problems were due an alternator failure which resulted from a faulty connection on a brush lead. The reason that the gear was unable to be lowered by the emergency system could not be determined.


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

Revision history:

07-Jul-2018 23:24 Pineapple Added

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