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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213170
Last updated: 16 December 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-PXU
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:4km SE of Speed, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Turriff, VIC
Destination airport:Turriff, VIC
Investigating agency: BASI
The approach was made with full flap extended at an indicated airspeed of between 75 and 80 knots. As the pilot closed the throttle in preparation for landing, the handle of the throttle lever came off in her hand. The aircraft struck the runway heavily and bounced several times, collapsing the nose gear leg. The pilot had been distracted when the throttle lever handle separated during the landing flare. The handle had been attached by an unsuitable retaining bolt.


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

Revision history:

12-Jul-2018 12:29 Pineapple Added

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