Aviation safety investigations & reports

Collision with terrain involving a Piper Aircraft Corp PA-32RT-300, VH-CGL, Near PT AUGUSTA 11S, SA on 12 May 1978

Investigation number:
197804044
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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PLT CONTINUED FLT INTO WX IN WHICH HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN VIZ REFERENCE REQUIRED FOR HIM TO RETAIN CONTROL OF ACFT-ACFT IMPACTED GRND AT HIGH SPEED CONSISTENT WITH SPIRAL DIVE + CARTWHEELED 95M.
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General details
Date: 12 May 1978   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 13:57 EST    
State: South Australia   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-32RT-300  
Aircraft registration VH-CGL  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point WOOMERA SA  
Destination PORT PIRIE SA