Aviation safety investigations & reports

Collision on ground involving a Piper Aircraft Corp PA-23-250, VH-PYS, Near CAIRNS QLD 44N, QLD on 11 January 1978

Investigation number:
197800002
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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DURING SIMULATED RANDOM LOW LEVEL ATTACKS ON NAVY SHIPS ACFT STRUCK FIRSTLY THE MAIN MAST THEN FOREMAST OF HMAS BOMBARD.OUTBOARD STBD WING DETACHED.ACFT CARTWHEELED AND DIVED INTO SEA AHEAD OF SHIP.
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General details
Date: 11 January 1978   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 15:13 CSuT    
State: Queensland    
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-23-250  
Aircraft registration VH-PYS  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point CAIRNS QLD  
Destination CAIRNS QLD