Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper Aircraft Corporation PA31-350, VH-TAS

Investigation number:
Status: Discontinued


The ATSB commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding an accident involving a Piper Aircraft Corporation PA31-350 aircraft, registered VH-TAS, at Canberra Airport, ACT, on 12 Sep 2003, in which the aircraft landed on runway 30 with the landing gear in the retracted position. After attending the accident site and assessing initial information, a decision was made that there would be limited safety benefit in continuing the investigation.
General details
Date: 21 September 2003   Investigation status: Discontinued  
Time: 1920 EST    
Location   (show map): Canberra Airport    
State: Australian Capital Territory   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 21 October 2003   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Discontinued   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-31  
Aircraft registration VH-TAS  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Williamtown, NSW  
Departure time 1757 EST  
Destination Canberra, ACT  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command ATPL 500 2470
Last update 13 May 2014