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On 27 August 2007, a Piper PA-31P Navajo aircraft, registered VH-SGA, with a pilot and a survey equipment operator on board, was being operated on an aerial survey 21 NM west of Mildura, NSW. At 5,000 ft altitude and operating under the visual flight rules, the pilot noticed an electrical burning smell, which was confirmed by the survey equipment operator.

The pilot, although affected by the fumes, was able to conduct a successful landing at Mildura aerodrome and reported to Air Traffic Services when safely on the ground. The aircraft was examined by a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer at Mildura. The right engine alternator 'inoperative' sensor was replaced.

As a result of this occurrence, the aircraft operator initiated safety actions to prevent a recurrence.

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General details
Date: 27 August 2007 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1137 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):39 km W Mildura Occurrence type:Smoke 
State: Victoria Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 25 February 2009 Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-31 
Aircraft registration: VH-SGA 
Serial number: 31P-7300166 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Mildura, Victoria
Destination:Mildura, Victoria
 
 
 
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Last update 13 May 2014