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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214062
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:18-JAN-1979
Time:17:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32R-300
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-SVN
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:40km S of Quirindi, NSW -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YMMB
Destination airport:YSTW
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The aircraft was observed flying under/low cloud in light drizzle, on a northerly heading along a valley on the steeply rising southern slopes of the Liverpool Ranges. The aircraft appeared to enter cloud, the engine noise increased and suddenly ceased and the sound of an impact was heard. A search was commenced and the wreckage of VH-SVN was located by ground search parties on the following morning.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1979/aair/197901353/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5226403/197901353.pdf

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


Revision history:

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