Aviation safety investigations & reports

Loss of control involving a Piper Aircraft Corp PA-32-260, VH-PON, Near ANDADO STN SA 22W, NT on 29 August 1981

Investigation number:
198103717
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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PLT NON-NVMC RATED BECAME UNSURE OF POSN IN POOR WX CONDITIONS IN REMOTE AREA.ACFT BROKE APART AS ARESULT OF OVERLOAD FORCES IN A STEEP DIVE.PLT'S OF SEARCHING ACFT REP WX CONDITIONS IN AREA WERE IMC
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General details
Date: 29 August 1981   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 22:07 EST    
State: Northern Territory   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-32-260  
Aircraft registration VH-PON  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point LEIGH CREEK SA  
Destination ALICE SPRINGS NT