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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205043
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R
Registration: VH-SWB
C/n / msn: 28R-7635097
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South West Vernon Island, NT -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Cape Gambier, NT
Destination airport:Darwin, NT
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot reported that the engine began to run roughly and then vibrated and seized. He attempted to reach a clear area on an island, but despite retracting the landing gear, the pilot was forced to land in a mangrove-covered tidal plain. He then levelled the aircraft over the treetops and stalled before entering the tree canopy. The aircraft landed heavily and came to rest in about 13 metres. The pilot was able to vacate the aircraft despite sustaining serious injuries.


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

Revision history:

25-Jan-2018 16:59 Pineapple Added

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