At 1420 hours WST on 8th January, 1970, a Beech A23A aircraft, registered VH-RWA,
and a Piper PA24-250 aircraft, registered VH-PAR, collided at a height of approximately 100 feet
above ground level, whilst on approach to Runway 24 at Jandakot Airport, Western Australia.
Although substantially damaged, VH-RWA continued in flight and landed safely on the runway but
VH-PAR became uncontrollable following loss of the complete empennage and crashed some 590 feet
short of the runway threshold.
The two aircraft, each following a different approach path to the runway, had gradually
converged until both aircraft became established on final approach with VH-RWA above and slightly
behind VH-PAR. As the two aircraft approached a height of approximately 100 feet above ground level,
the flight path of VH-RWA steepened and this aircraft descended on to VH-PAR. The first contact was
made between the underside of the mainplane of the upper aircraft and the top of the vertical fin of
-PAR and the propeller of VH-RWA then contacted the rear fuselage of VH-PAR and severed it.