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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243700
Last updated: 7 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic J3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper J3-C65
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:
Location:near Temora, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
In preparation for landing the pilot was conducting a safety inspection of the runway to check for stock animals and wildlife. The aircraft was flying at a speed of about 60kts at a height between 50' and 100' approx. 50m displaced from the runway (a mown and maintained private grass strip). The pilot noticed they were descending and airspeed was decreasing. They opened the throttle and did not get the anticipated response so elected to not attempt a turn for the landing area at low speed and low height. The engine was still producing power but not enough to sustain level flight. The pilot did not have carburettor heat selected on and chose not to lean forward to actuate it. By the time the wheels touched the top of the thick barley crop (nearly 1m high), the pilot had the throttle open wide and pulled the stick fully aft and held it there until the aircraft came to a stop. The aircraft decelerated rapidly, pitched nose down and travelled some distance before the engine stopped completely and it turned over on its back.


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07-Oct-2020 09:14 Pineapple Added

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