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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208593
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Registration: VH-PPO
C/n / msn: 28-23002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:4km SW of Jugiong, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YSCN
Destination airport:YSWG
Investigating agency: BASI
Enroute the pilot encountered unforecast fog and low cloud and decided to carry out a precautionary landing. Rain had fallen on the surrounding countryside, causing the pilot to have doubts over the surface condition of paddocks in the area. Hence, an unopened, new section of the Hume highway was selected. Low runs were made over the area to check the surface condition, which appeared suitable. A section about 1200 metres long was selected. A normal landing was achieved and as the aircraft slowed down it unexpectedly entered a 30 centimetre deep track across the highway surface. The undetected track had been left in the surface to allow vehicles to cross the constructed area. As a result of entering this area the nose and right main gear legs collapsed.


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


Photo of VH-PPO courtesy

Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)
March 1970; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

02-Apr-2018 06:49 Pineapple Added

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