Incident Rockwell Commander 114 VH-DDY,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215650
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Date:Monday 20 January 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell Commander 114
Registration: VH-DDY
MSN: 14280
Year of manufacture:1977
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sea Lake, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sea Lake, VIC
Destination airport:YMEN
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Shortly after takeoff, the pilot's door opened. The passenger became very agitated and the pilot elected to carry out a low level circuit and landing. The passenger's condition deteriorated to the extent where the pilot was experiencing difficulty in concentrating on the approach. The aircraft touched down in a paddock 22 metres short of the aerodrome boundary fence, ran through the fence and came to rest near the strip threshold. Atmospheric conditions at the time were conducive to the formation of downdrafts and mini tornadoes. It was possible that the aircraft was affected by such a disturbance at a time when the pilot was distracted by his passenger's condition.

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


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
30 October 1994 VH-DDY 0 Phillip Island, VIC sub

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