Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA25/235 Pawnee, VH-TSF, Andover Tas, 10 December 1973

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Status: Completed
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Mr. Pickard flew VH-TSF from Cambridge to the Andover agricultural airstrip at about 0630 hours in company with another Pawnee aircraft and pilot. The two aircraft were assigned to participate in a superphosphate spreading operation covering several properties in the Andover area. At about 0800 hours both pilots made a joint aerial inspection of the properties to be treated and they individually commenced operations at about 0835 hours.
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General details
Date: 10 December 1973   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1910 ESuT    
Location: Andover    
State: Tasmania    
Release date: 24 December 1974   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-25  
Aircraft registration VH-TSF  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Agricultural Airstrip  
Departure time 1908  
Destination Agricultural Airstrip  
Last update 01 April 2011