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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 78950
Last updated: 30 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32-300
Owner/operator:Central Highlands Air Taxi P/L
Registration: VH-CHT
C/n / msn: 32-40296
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rockhampton (YBRK), QLD -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Rockhampton, Queensland (YBRK)
Destination airport:Jellingbah station
On 6 February 1969 the Piper was on a charter cargo flight from Rockhampton to Jellingbah Station. On take off, and at a height of 80 feet, the pilot noticed the front baggage compartment door was open. As there was 2500 feet of runway left, he decided to land immediately. Without changing the attitude of the aircraft he closed the throttle. The Piper landed heavily and was substantially damaged. Luckily the two occupants were uninjured.




Photo of VH-CHT courtesy

Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
14 February 2009; (c) Gavin Hughes

Revision history:

30-Oct-2010 14:05 VHKDK Added
02-Apr-2014 02:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Feb-2016 20:37 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Embed code]

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