Aviation safety investigations & reports

Total power loss involving a Piper Aircraft Corp PA-24-250, VH-WGP, Near INGLEWOOD VIC 8S, VIC on 14 July 1978

Investigation number:
197802549
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE DUE RUPTURE OF OIL COOLER INLET HOSE.PLT ATTEMPTED FORCED LDG BUT AT A HEIGHT OF APPROXIMATELY 480 FT ACFT STALLED AND ENTERED INCIPIENT SPIN.INSUFFICIENT HEIGHT TO RECOVER.
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General details
Date: 14 July 1978   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 12:03 EST    
State: Victoria    
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-24-250  
Aircraft registration VH-WGP  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point MOORABBIN VIC  
Destination BROKEN HILL NSW