Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA28R-200, VH-CUI, 55 km north-west of Lismore, NSW, 13 November 1977

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft first struck trees on a ridge while on a westerly heading in substantially level flight. Portion of the right wing was torn off the aircraft, apparently out of control, crashed into the thickly timbered valley immediately west of the ridge.

Detailed examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of any defect or malfunction which might have contributed to the accident.

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General details
Date: 13 November 1977   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0730 ESuT    
Location: near Lismore    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 13 January 1981   Occurrence category: Operational  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-28  
Aircraft registration VH-CUI  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Lismore  
Departure time 0713  
Destination Dalby  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command Private 7 322
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 3 0 4
Total: 1 3 0 4
Last update 13 May 2014