ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211063
Last updated: 19 November 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic P32R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32R-300 Lance
Registration: VH-WMQ
C/n / msn: 32R-7680135
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rose Hill Station, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Rose Hill Station, NSW
Destination airport:Winterigo Station, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was attempting to take off from a property airstrip. The surface condition was described as being firm to soft. During the latter stages of the takeoff roll, the aircraft was reported to have passed through two soft patches of dirt, with a subsequent loss of momentum. This resulted in the aircraft becoming airborne about 27 metres before a fence. The aircraft collided with the top wires of the fence, before flying into the tops of some small trees. The aircraft was landed in a wings-level attitude, however, the right main landing gear struck a log and was torn off.


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


Photo of VH-WMQ courtesy

Swan Hill (YSWH / SWH)
23 April 2005; (c) Phil Vabre

Revision history:

15-May-2018 13:34 Pineapple Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description