Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA25-235, VH-PPV, "Avondale" 20Km west of Condobolin NSW, 22 September 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The aircraft had been engaged in spraying operations and was about to takeoff after refilling with water. During loading the aircraft had been positioned on a heading of about 30 degrees to the left of the takeoff direction. The pilot turned the aircraft onto the takeoff heading and commenced the takeoff run. Shortly after the aircraft struck a concrete water trough positioned near the edge of the strip which had not been seen by the pilot. Substantial damage was caused to the propeller and left landing gear.

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General details
Date: 22 September 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1100    
Location   (show map): "Avondale" 20Km west of Condobolin    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 20 December 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-25  
Aircraft registration VH-PPV  
Serial number 25-3140  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point "Avondale" NSW  
Destination Avondale NSW