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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 714
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:03-JAN-1996
Time:10:45 WST
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-KTC
C/n / msn: 32R-7885125
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3km N Boddington, WA -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Margaret River, WA
Destination airport:Boddington, WA
Narrative:
The pilot was making a downwind approach to land in a farm paddock when, at a height of approximately 10 ft above the ground, the aircraft was observed to begin a go-around. During the initial climb, over rising ground, the aircraft failed to clear a 25 metre high tree. The aircraft was significantly damaged by the collision with the tree and subsequently crashed into a farm dam.

The landing gear and flaps were still extended at the time of the collision. The tailwind was reported to be approximately 15 knots. The ground sloped up at approximately 2 degrees from the go-around point.

Sources:

ATSB Occurrence Nr. 199600012


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2008 10:00 ASN archive Added
05-Apr-2015 15:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]

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