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At approximately 1419 hours CST on 6th July, 1969, a Piper PA32-300 aircraft, registered VH-PPV, and a Victa 100 aircraft, registered VH-BWT, collided in the air at a height at about 200 feet over the western end of strip 26 at Parafield Airport, South Australia. VH-PPV, which sustained no damage, continued in flight and landed safely at Parafield. VH-BWT which was substantially damaged remained in flight and also landed safely at Parafield. None of the seven occupants of VH-PPV and two occupants of VH-BWT was injured. After taking off VH-BWT climbed directly ahead and VH-PPV, which was already airborne, also commenced to climb but on a slightly convergent path, at a higher airspeed and with a lower rate of climb. The field of vision of the pilot of VH-PPV was such that VH-BWT should have been visible to him throughout the take-off and climb of both aircraft, but at a height of about 200 feet, over the western end of the strip, the pilot of VH-PPV saw VH-BWT apparently drifting across his path from left to right and slightly above him. He attempted to take evasive action, but the propeller of VH-PPV struck the starboard wing of VH-BWT and almost completely destroyed the aileron. Both aircraft remained in flight and were landed safely at Parafield.
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General details
Date: 06 July 1969 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1419 CST  
Location:Parafield Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Airborne collision 
Release date: 10 February 1971 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-32 
Aircraft registration: VH-PPV 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Minor 
Departure point:Parafield
Departure time:1419
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Victa Ltd 
Aircraft model: 100 
Aircraft registration: VH-BWT 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Parafield
Departure time:1419
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