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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has been notified that a Piper Aerostar VH-NOU, had an engine failure whilst landing at Hay Aerodrome (NSW) this morning, 15 November 2000. The aircraft subsequently collided with an embankment.

Although the aircraft was substantially damaged, both crew members were able to evacuate the aircraft, despite suffering minor injuries.

In accordance with Section 19CB(2) of the Air Navigation Act 1920, the ATSB has commenced an investigation into this accident. Investigators will not be attending the accident site.

Media contact: Peter Saint B: (02) 6274 6590, M: (0408) 497 016
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Last update 01 April 2011