Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper, Twin Comanche, VH-DUM, 13 March 1975

Investigation number:
197501327
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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As the Twin Comanche aircraft approached a heading consistent with a crosswind leg of the traffic pattern the pilot in command and two of the passengers sighted the Cessna aircraft very close on their starboard side. The pilot in command took immediate action in an attempt to avoid the Cessna but, before this action became effective, the starboard propeller of the Twin Comanche passed through the elevator, tailcone, rudder and lower rear fuselage of that aircraft. The Twin Comanche passed beneath the Cessna, crossing from left to right. At 1326:50 hours EST the pilot in command of the Twin Comanche notified Bankstown Tower that his aircraft had collided with another aircraft.
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General details
Date: 13 March 1975   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1326 EST    
Location: near Bankstown    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Airborne collision  
Release date: 18 November 1976   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-30  
Aircraft registration VH-DUM  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bankstown  
Destination Brewarrina  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 182  
Aircraft registration VH-EHX  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bankstown  
Destination Bankstown  
Last update 13 May 2014