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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209306
Last updated: 16 July 2019
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Date:13-JAN-1996
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-LBL
C/n / msn: 28-7916541
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:King Island, TAS -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YKII
Destination airport:YKII
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The pilot observed unusual sounds coming from the engine and elected to make a precautionary landing on a beach. During the landing roll, the aircraft entered soft sand. The nose gear broke off and the propeller was bent. An inspection revealed that one of the fuel tanks was empty and no faults were found with the engine.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1996/aair/199600096/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4931471/199600096.pdf

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


Images:

Photo of VH-LBL courtesy AirHistory.net


Moorabbin (YMMB / MBW)
9 September 2005; (c) Phil Vabre

Revision history:

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