ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121838
Last updated: 28 July 2014
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Date:21-APR-2011
Time:>10pm LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow II
Owner/operator:Southern Aviation Pty Ltd, opf.Bunbury Flying School
Registration: VH-BMW
C/n / msn: 28R-7435007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Norton Promenade Road, Dalyellup Estate, south of Bunbury, WA -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Bunbury Airport, WA (YBUN)
Destination airport:Bunbury Airport, WA (YBUN)
Narrative:
On April 21 2011 the pilot, who was on a night training flight, made an emergency landing in the Dalyellup Estate, south of Bunbury, WA, after the engine failed. He escaped with minor injuries. According to local media reports ("Bunbury Mail" 22 April 2011):

"A 32-year-old Perth based pilot and his passenger were able to escape virtually unscathed after the Piper PA-28R Arrow they were in had an engine failure during a night training exercise

The retractable undercarriage machine ended up on a pedestrian pathway in the Bunbury suburb of Dalyellup near Norton Promenade Road which suggests that the PA-28R was on about a 5km 'final' position to the Bunbury Airport when the noise stopped"

Registration VH-BMW cancelled 11 July 2011 as "aircraft severely damaged after engine failure"

Sources:
1. http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/pair-survive-light-plane-crash-south-of-busselton/story-e6frg13u-1226043231152
2. http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/pilot-walks-away-from-suburban-plane-crash-20110422-1dr3a.html
3. http://www.bunburymail.com.au/news/local/news/general/plane-crashes-in-bunbury/2142254.aspx
4. http://www.amcarusa.com/aa8800/hh9kjjk/various/var050.htm
5. http://www.aeroclub.net.au/queryac.php?query=&id=177&start=4&expand=BMW
6. http://www.aircentre.com.au/aircraft/news/2011/apr11wk4.htm

Piper PA-28 VH-BMW at Serpentine, WA on April 26 2008

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Apr-2011 07:48 RobertMB Added
13-Apr-2014 00:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
13-Apr-2014 01:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location]
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