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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213378
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six
Owner/operator:Aviation Enterprises Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-PPY
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Dunk Island Airport (YDKI), Dunk Island, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YBCS
Destination airport:YDKI
Investigating agency: BASI
Before landing, the pilot circled the 2,500 feet landing strip several times to check on surface conditions and decide on his landing direction. There was no wind and after observing another aircraft make a landing into the south east, the pilot made a left circuit and approached in the same direction. The approach path was steeper than normal and made at a speed in excess of that recommended for approach at the existing aircraft weight. After floating for some distance, the aircraft did not decelerate as quickly as he expected. When he became aware that the aircraft was not going to stop within the confines of the strip he turned to starboard slightly, towards what appeared to be an extension of the strip. It became obvious that this area also was inadequate and the pilot then turned the aircraft to port. As the boundary of the cleared area was reached, and at a speed of some 10 knots, the starboard wheel entered a depression and the undercarriage unit was torn from the aircraft.


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


Photo: BASI

Revision history:

17-Jul-2018 08:26 Pineapple Added
11-Nov-2018 12:42 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Photo]

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