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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214331
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-PNB
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5km W of Babinda, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:YBTL
Destination airport:YBCS
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot received a weather briefing before departing Townsville which indicated that the weather en route was unsuitable for flight under the Visual Flight Rules. After being issued with a clearance to enter Cairns control zone no further transmissions were received from the aircraft and it failed to arrive at Cairns. The wreckage of the aircraft was located in rainforest on the lower southern slopes of the south peak of the Bellenden Ker Range.


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

Revision history:

10-Aug-2018 14:15 Pineapple Added

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