Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA28R/180 Cherokee Arrow, VH-BKG, near Kenilworth, Queensland, 15 Ocober 1975

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft undershot, struck a tree short of the intended landing area and, with the starboard wing torn off by tree impact it swung through 180 degrees and crashed to the ground in a flat attitude some 12 metres beyond the tree. As the pilot assisted the passengers to vacate the aircraft a fire, which was initially apparent in the area of the starboard wing root, developed rapidly.

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General details
Date: 15 October 1975   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1530 EST    
Location: south-west of Kenilworth    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 08 December 1976   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-28  
Aircraft registration VH-BKG  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Boondooma  
Departure time 1420  
Destination Caloundra  
Last update 01 April 2011