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The ATSB is investigating an engine malfunction involving a Piper PA-28, registered VH-SWV, near Camden Airport, on 20 April 2017.

During initial climb, the pilot advised air traffic control they had an engine malfunction. The aircraft subsequently collided with terrain. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the pilot and gather additional information.

A final safety report will be released following the conclusion of the ATSB’s investigation. Should a safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

General details
Date: 20 April 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 11:15 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Camden Airport, N 2 Km (1090 Macquarie Grove Rd, Cobbitty) Occurrence type:Engine failure or malfunction 
State: New South Wales  
 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: Serious 
Expected completion: March 2018  
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28-151 
Aircraft registration: VH-SWV 
Serial number: 28-7715246 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Camden, NSW
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Last update 22 January 2018