ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213935
Last updated: 18 March 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:29-FEB-1976
Time:11:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32-300
Owner/operator:
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
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YCOM
Destination airport:YMER
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1976/aair/aair197601485/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/24624/197601485.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Aug-2018 00:55 Pineapple Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description