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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164843
Last updated: 16 August 2019
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Date:13-MAR-2014
Time:18:20 WST
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
Owner/operator:Orchard Air Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-COU
C/n / msn: 34-7870273
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Denmark Aerodrome, Denmark, Western Austrlia -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Perth Jandakot (JAD/YPJT) Western Australia
Destination airport:Denmark, Western Australia (YDEK)
Narrative:
On 13 March 2014 at 18:20 WST, while on final approach to Denmark Aerodrome, Western Australia, the pilot lost visibility due to the sun being low on the horizon. The pilot elected to conduct a missed approach, and go around again, during which the aircraft drifted right and collided with a tree. The aircraft subsequently landed normally, but was substantially damaged.

Sources:

1. http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ao-2014-051.aspx
2. http://www.capricornplanespotting.com/216713199
3. http://www.regosearch.com/aircraft/au/COU
4. http://mrsamuel.aeroclub.com.au/queryac.php?query=&id=643&start=6&expand=COU
5. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Piper-PA-34-200T-Seneca/2226334/L?sid=578227993e56432e80a1a94cc9a555fb


Images:

Photo of VH-COU courtesy AirHistory.net


Griffith (YGTH / GFF)
December 1979; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Mar-2014 07:57 Alexander Wyche Added
22-Mar-2014 17:10 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
15-Apr-2014 16:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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