Aviation safety investigations & reports

Collision with terrain involving a Piper Aircraft Corp PA-32-300, VH-SES, Near WARRNAMBOOL2.5SSW, VIC on 15 March 1978

Investigation number:
197802531
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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PLT ADZ ENROUTE BY FS OF DETERIORATING WX AT WBL.ACFT HEARD TO MAKE SEVERAL APP'S TO WBL WHEN WX WELL BELOW IFR MINIMA.ACFT HAD DIVED STEEPLY INTO GRND CONSISTENT WITH LOSS OF CONTROL IN CLOUD.
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General details
Date: 15 March 1978   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 18:55 EST    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-32-300  
Aircraft registration VH-SES  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point MOORABBIN VIC  
Destination WARRNAMBOOL VIC