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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211098
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:21-JAN-1998
Time:11:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-36-300
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-FUE
C/n / msn: 36-7760067
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:10km NW of Nyngan, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:YTOC
Destination airport:YNYN
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
While returning to the airstrip to reload for another spray run, the aircraft experienced severe engine surge with associated rough running. The pilot selected the fuel boost pump on, but with little improvement. He then elected to make a forced landing. While stretching the glide, the aircraft stalled at about five feet AGL and landed heavily in a soft earth paddock. This resulted in the left main landing gear failing, followed by the nose impacting with sufficient force to tear the engine from its mounts.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1998/aair/199800233/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4930187/199800233.pdf

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


Revision history:

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