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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211385
Last updated: 1 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161
Registration: VH-CWW
C/n / msn: 28-8116155
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lilydale Airport (YLIL), Yering, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:YLIL
Destination airport:YMAV
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot advised that during the engine run prior to take-off the windscreen fogged up both internally and externally. She shut down the engine and wiped both surfaces free of moisture. There was light fog present in the area. During the subsequent takeoff run the windscreen again fogged over and she lost visual reference. The pilot closed the throttle and rejected the takeoff. However the aircraft diverged off the runway and impacted trees before coming to rest substantially damaged. The four occupants were able to evacuate unaided and were not injured.


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


Photo of VH-CWW courtesy

Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)
April 1984; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

24-May-2018 10:48 Pineapple Added

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