Aviation safety investigations & reports

Airframe event involving a Piper Aircraft Corp PA-32R-300, VH-WKJ, Near MARULAN NSW 4SSW, NSW on 30 April 1979

Investigation number:
197901378
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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ACFT STABILIZER FLD WHILE IN FLT DUE TO MANUFACTURING ERROR,"JOGGLE" CEASE IN LOWER RIGHT STABILIZER,WHICH CAUSED PROGRESSIVE FATIGUE CRACKING.POOR MAINTN & PRE-FLT INSPECTION FLD TO DETECT CRACK.
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General details
Date: 30 April 1979   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 16:20 EST    
State: New South Wales    
  Occurrence class: Technical  
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Accident  
  Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-32R-300  
Aircraft registration VH-WKJ  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point CAMDEN NSW  
Destination NAROOMA NSW