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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213935
Last updated: 8 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32-300
Registration: VH-PGC
C/n / msn: 32-40415
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Merimbula, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:YCOM
Destination airport:YMER
Investigating agency: BASI
At approximately 1121 hours Eastern Summer Time on 29 February 1976, Piper PA32- 300 Cherokee Six aircraft registered VH-PGC crashed at a position 5 kilometres west of Merimbula Aerodrome, New South Wales, following structural disintegration in flight. The aircraft was engaged on a private flight from Cooma and was descending en route to Merimbula when the accident occurred. The aircraft was destroyed by aerodynamic and impact forces and the six occupants were killed.


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

Revision history:

02-Aug-2018 00:55 Pineapple Added

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