Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA25-235, VH-TNE, Pipers Field 15 kms West of Bathurst NSW, 20 October 1990

Investigation number:
199002015
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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The aircraft was engaged in glider towing operations. The pilot was conducting an engine run-up prior to take-off when the aircraft was struck by a strong gust of wind, about 45 degrees from the prevailing direction. The aircraft tipped forward onto its nose, damaging the propeller. As club members came to assist the pilot, they pushed the aircraft, causing structural damage as it fell back heavily onto its tail.

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General details
Date: 20 October 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1230    
Location   (show map): Pipers Field 15 kms West of Bathurst    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 01 March 1991   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-TNE  
Serial number 25-4266  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Pipers Field NSW  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Pipers Field NSW