Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA32-300, VH-RRZ, Flinders Island TAS, 18 February 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On arrival at the destination, the pilot noted that the wind was from the west-south-west, but joined the circuit for landing into the north-east. On final approach the aircraft was high and fast, and touched down with only 330 metres of the 1100 metre strip remaining. At this time the pilot realised he was landing downwind, and shortly afterwards applied full power in an attempt to go around. However, the aircraft collided with the aerodrome boundary fence and came to rest on its belly after crossing a road and striking another fence.

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General details
Date: 18 February 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1105    
Location: Flinders Island    
State: Tasmania   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 07 April 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-32  
Aircraft registration VH-RRZ  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Essendon VIC  
Departure time 1105  
Destination Flinders Island TAS